Specialization leading to a Master of Education degree.
Thirty-two credit hours leading to a degree.
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 purpose of this program is to prepare department chairs, program supervisors, team leaders, and student-teaching supervisors to develop knowledge and competence in supervising adults and administering material resources to achieve the school's instructional ends. The program emphasizes curriculum development and assessment, instructional support for teachers, analysis of effective teaching, in-service program design, leadership, group dynamics, and change strategies.
Graduates of the program may be eligible for licensure as Administrative Specialists in Curriculum, Supervision, and Professional Development providing they have completed a minimum of two years successful teaching under an Ohio professional teacher license.
The recently revised regulations governing licensing of school administrative personnel in the State of Ohio may change course requirements. Please contact the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL) at (216) 687-4613 for further information.