Advance your career conveniently with a principal license online
The Master of Arts in Education program serves as a stepping stone to obtain a principal license.
You must first earn a master's degree by successfully completing a required core of 15 semester hours and 18 semester hours of electives selected from the required School Building Leader coursework, for a total of 33 semester hours.
The five year professional principal license may be earned by completing 12 additional semester hours beyond a master's degree. If you've already earned a master's degree, you only have to take the required courses listed below.
The Educational Administration curriculum covers topics such as educational leadership, supervision and professional development, research, instructional leadership, curriculum, school law, administration of special education, technology and assessment, internship, research, and community relations.
You can earn a five year professional license for serving as a principal after you have:
- Completed two years of successful teaching under a professional teaching license
- Completed a master's degree
- Completed a prescribed educational administration program
- Passed the Ohio Assessments for Educators Education Leadership test #015
- Received the recommendation of the head of teacher education of the institution attended
- Passed a criminal background (FBI / BCI) check
Required Courses for Principal's License:
EDAD 572 Student Personnel
|EDAD 570 Curriculum &
|EDAD 568 The Principalship|
EDAD 576 School Finances &
|EDAD 574 Supervision &
|EDAD 586 Technology &|
Assessment for Administrators
EDAD 584 Organization &
Administration of Special
||EDAD 578 Educational Law|
In addition, two internships are required and are offered Fall, Spring and Summer (EDAD 580 and EDAD 582). Internships are to be completed at a state-approved public or private school.
Dr. Buzz Dyer, College of Education
Dr. Sue Johnson
Both Dr. Dyer and Dr. Johnson are happy to meet with a school district to discuss the options available in pursuing a principal's license from The University of Findlay.