Mar 18, 2018  
Graduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 
Graduate Catalog 2013 - 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration, Organizational Leadership (with principal licensure), M.Ed.

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Organizational Leadership

Specialization leading to a Master of Education  degree.

Cleveland State University’s College of Education and Human Services Masters of Education with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership is an interdisciplinary course of study drawing from the Colleges of Business, Urban Affairs, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Education and Human Services. Graduates of this program will be able to make executive decisions as school leaders having learned best leadership practices from other fields. Graduates, who have successfully completed the 39 credit program and who have passed the required Praxis II exam, may be endorsed for principal licensure through Cleveland State University.

This program is job-embedded and school-based, providing graduates with hands-on school leadership experiences from a local, regional, national, and global perspective. Throughout the program, students may elect to volunteer in area institutions that make up the fabric of their community. Students will be required to compile a portfolio of work, documenting their field-based research, as well as their coursework. Key areas explored in the program are management and
organizational behavior, ethics, local history, school law, city management, conflict management, and public relations in a school setting.

Applicants must meet the requirements of and be admitted to the Cleveland State University College of Graduate Studies.  In addition, prospective students must also submit a program application and other application materials to the Center for Educational Leadership.

Please contact the Center for Educational Leadership for more information at (216) 875-9912.


Candidates for Principal Licensure must hold a master’s degree in School Administration (or completed comparable coursework to CSU’s M.Ed programs) and have 2 years of experience under a provisional or professional license in a public school setting.

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