Principal license

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The Master of Arts in Education program serves as a stepping stone to obtain a principal license. 


If you've earned your Masters in Education with a focus in educational administration from The University of Findlay, then you will only need to take the remaining four courses (12 hours) to earn a five year professional principal license (courses listed below). 


If you've received your master's degree from another institution then you will have to complete the 8 required courses and two internships for a total of 30 hours.  

Transfer credit will be reviewed.


If you need to complete your master's degree, you can do so through The University of Findlay by successfully completing a required core of 15 semester hours and 18 semester hours of electives selected from the required principal license coursework, for a total of 33 semester hours. 


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 an approved 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:

 
​Fall ​Spring ​Summer

EDAD 568 The Principalship

EDAD 574 Supervision &
Professional Development

EDAD 572 Student Personnel Services​

​EDAD 570 Curriculum & Instruction

EDAD 576 School Finances &

Resources


EDAD 586 Technology &
Assessment for Administrators​

EDAD 584 Organization &

Administration of Special

Education

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.
 

Questions?  Contact:

Dr. Buzz Dyer, College of Education
419-722-1257
dyer@findlay.edu
 
Dr. Sue Johnson
419-344-8207
johnson@findlay.edu

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.