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Graduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Graduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration, Educational (with principal licensure), M.Ed.

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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:

  1. Fulfill the College of Graduate Studies requirements  for admission, as described in this Catalog.
  2. Have taken one course in each of the following three areas at either the undergraduate or graduate level:
    1. Curriculum theory and instruction
    2. Social foundations
    3. Human development
  3. Individuals seeking admission to educational administration and principal licensure programs must have a teaching license or a pupil services license which would include individuals working as School Counselors, Psychologists, Nurses, Audiologists, Social Workers, Speech-language Pathologists, and Orientation and Mobility Specialists. To be endorsed for the principal license, the candidate must have at least two years of successful experience teaching or working under a pupil services license at the grade levels for which principal licensure is sought.
  4. 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).

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