The Cleveland State University Educational Leadership program enables participants to gain the conceptual, technical, and theoretical knowledge needed to assume the principalship or other entry-level administrative positions. Key areas explored in the program are curriculum, supervision, guidance, personnel administration, community relations, school management, and school law. In addition to a Master’s degree, a candidate for the professional principal license in Ohio must have two years of experience under a standard teaching or pupil services license and a passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Educational Leadership (015) examination.
Thirty (30) credit hours leads to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree and eligiblity for the principal license, upon passage of the OAE state exam.
Please contact Dr. Frederick Hampton if you are interested in the traditional track for the Masters in Educational Leadership.
The Center for Educational Leadership offers the Masters in Educational Leadership degree and licensure program (10 coures, 30 credits) as a hybrid, cohort-style program, delivered select Saturdays and online. Please visit this page for more information about the Masters in Educational Leadership Cohort Track Program.
Admission Requirements (Traditional Program)
Minimum G.P.A: 2.75
GRE Requirement: Not Required.
Degree Completion Requirements
Thirty (30) credit hours leading to a degree and principal licensure eligiblity.
THE MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
- EDB 601 - Educational Research
- ADM 613 - School Law
- ADM 614 - Admin Principles & Practices
- ADM 615 - Instructional Leadership
- ADM 642 - Human Resources & Community Engagement
- ADM 643 - School Finance & Facilities Management
- ADM 674 - Special Education Law
- ADM 676 - Clinical Supervision & Professional Development
- ADM 681 - Administration Practicum I School Principal
- ADM 682 - Administration Practicum II School Principal
Select one of three options: comprehensive examination, project, or thesis. Dates and deadlines for these options are available from the Education Student Services Center (Julka Hall 210).