Educational Administration Program
Specialization leading to a Master of Education degree.
Thirty hours leading to a degree and princpal licensure at eligible grade levels.
The Cleveland State University educational administration and supervision program is based on a conceptual framework of the Administrator/Supervisor as a Visionary Practitioner. Graduates achieve outcomes reflecting the five knowledge bases that compose this model: organizational change, relational, developmental, contextual, and ethical. These knowledge bases are applied to the programs within the environments of urban and suburban schools, which are culturally diverse and include students with disabilities.
The program enables participants to gain the conceptual, technical, and theoretical knowledge in the human resources area needed to assume 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.
Applicants for the degree and professional principal license must:
- Fulfill the College of Graduate Studies requirements for admission, as described in this Catalog.
- Have taken one course in each of the following three areas at either the undergraduate or graduate level:
- Curriculum theory and instruction
- Social foundations
- Human development
- Have completed two years of successful teaching at one of the following age/grade levels under one of the licenses listed below:
- Ages three through twelve and prekindergarten through grade six for those with an early childhood, middle childhood, multi-age, or intervention specialist license
- Ages eight through fourteen and grades four through nine for those with a middle childhood, multi-age, adolescence to young adult, intervention specialist license, or career-technical license; and
- Ages ten through twenty-one and grades five through twelve for those with a middle childhood, multi-age, intervention specialist, adolescence to young adult, or career-technical license.
- Satisfy any other requirements the State of Ohio may establish to be eligible for a professional principal license.
Based on the applicant's prior licensure and teaching experience, the university will determine eligibility for one or more of the three possible grade-level bands for licensure (PreK-6, 4-9, 5-12).