Educational Administration Program
Specialization leading to a Master of Education degree.
Thirty-three credit hours leading to a degree, plus twelve postmaster's credits for licensure.
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. In addition to a master's degree, a candidate for a professional administrator license must have two years of experience under a provisional or professional license in a public school setting; a State Board of Education examination; an entry-level program; and other requirements the State of Ohio may establish.
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.
Interested applicants should specify the Master of Education, with a specialization in either Principal I (grades PK-9) or Principal II (grades 4-12) on the Application form for Graduate Admission. Thirty-four credit hours leading to the Master of Education degree, plus twelve postmaster's credits for licensure.