​Principal License

Advance your career conveniently with a principal license online

Click the image below to hear about Ted's Findlay experience.
(Ted Haselman completed his principal license at UF and, following the production of this video, went on to complete his superintendent license at UF as well. He is now the superintendent for Pike-Delta-York school district.)

The Master of Arts in Education P rogram 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:


EDAD 568 The Principalship

EDAD 574 Supervision &
Professional Development

EDAD 572 Student Personnel Services

EDAD 570 Curriculum & Instruction

EDAD 578 Educational

EDAD 586 Technology &
Assessment for Administrators

EDAD 584 Organization &

Administration of Special


EDAD 576 School Finances &


In addition, one internship is required and is offered fall, spring and summer (EDAD 582). Internships are to be completed at a state-approved public or private school.

Questions?  Contact:

Dr. Buzz Dyer, College of Education

Dr. Dyer is happy to meet with school districts to discuss the options available in pursuing a principal's license from The University of Findlay.