Counseling, School Psychology and Educational Leadership

Dr. Charles Vergon
4103 Beeghly Hall
(330) 941-1574
cbvergon@ysu.edu

Post-master’s Licensure Requirements

Candidates for Ohio administrative license must have completed the 30 semester hours for the M.S. in Education degree in Educational Administration as required by YSU or its equivalent as evaluated by the Department of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leader­ship. 

Principal License (OHIO) (6 semester hours)

Elementary Principal License Grades PK-6

Middle School License Grades 4-9

Secondary Principal License Grades 5-12

The licensure course work is entirely clinical in nature, consisting of two courses comprising 6 semester hours.  The courses are designed to afford candidates the opportunity to apply the content knowledge from their course work and practice the skills necessary to effective leadership.  Across the two courses, candidates observe and then carry out a range of administrative responsibilities including analyzing student performance, carrying out clinical supervision of teaching staff, writing a staff improvement plant, designing a HQ staff development program, creating a master schedule, participating in teacher hiring processes, administering student discipline, conducting school safety drills, and coordinating special education meetings ad functions, among others.  In addition, in the second clinical practice candidates design and implement an Integrated School Improvement Project addressing a real need in their school setting.  Candidates and faculty participate in an interactive on-line clinical learning community spanning diverse and geographically dispersed clinical sites.

COURSETITLES.H.
EDAD 6975Introduction to Administration Clinical Experience3
EDAD 7022Field Experience (Elementary 7022E; Middle 7022M; or Secondary 7022S)3
Total Semester Hours6

Candidates must hold or qualify for a valid teacher certificate/license at the same level as the administrative license being sought; and have two years of successful teaching under a professional teaching license at the same level as the administrative license being sought. In addition, candidates must have a passing score on the state-prescribed administrative licensure exam for the principalship.

Administrative Specialist License

Administrative Specialist License in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development

Master’s degree in educational administration, plus 18 hours of course work from the following list, which must include EDAD 7040 Clinical Practice for the Administrative Specialist:

COURSETITLES.H.
TCED 6922Principles of Instruction3
TCED 6934Assessment and Accountability3
TCED 6936Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction to Improve Learning3
SPED 6900Issues, Trends & Foundations in Special Education3
SPED 7077Leadership in Special Education3
EDAD 7014Systematic Use of Information for Continuous School Improvement3
EDAD 7018School Discipline and Student Support Services: Policies, Programs, and Prevention Strategies3
EDAD 7040Clinical Practice for the Administrative Specialist3

Or a Master's degree in curriculum at YSU, plus coursework as follows:

COURSETITLES.H.
EDAD 6915Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership3
EDAD 6947School Building Leadership: Models and Processes3
EDAD 6949Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration3
EDAD 6952School Finance, Resource Planning, and Management3
EDAD 6954Educational Marketing and Community Relationships3
EDAD 6955Professional Development and Human Resources3
EDAD 6975Introduction to Administration Clinical Experience3
EDAD 7014Systematic Use of Information for Continuous School Improvement3
EDAD 7018School Discipline and Student Support Services: Policies, Programs, and Prevention Strategies3
EDAD 7040Clinical Practice for the Administrative Specialist3
Total Semester Hours30

Individuals qualifying for licensure at the Elementary or Secondary level are also issued licensure at the Middle School level.

Candidates must qualify for/hold a valid professional teacher certificate/license and have two years of successful teaching under a professional teaching certificate/license. In addition, candidates must have completed the prescribed number of hours and have an official score report indicating a passing score on the state prescribed administrative licensure examination required for the license.

Superintendent License  (OHIO)

Candidates must hold an administrative certificate or license issued upon the recommenda­tion of YSU or the equivalent thereof as evaluated by the Department of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership at YSU, complete the following course sequence, and meet any other Ohio State Department of Education requirements.

This model shifts the leadership focus from the micro (school site) to the macro (school sys­tems) level and familiarizes prospective superintendents with systems knowledge and perspec­tive on leadership in areas from educational governance to human resource administration to technology and facilities.

COURSETITLES.H.
EDAD 7024Collective Bargaining and Systems Issues in Human Resources Administration3
EDAD 7025Educational Governance: Advanced Law and Policy Seminar3
EDAD 7026Technology and Facilities for Learning Organizations3
EDAD 7035The Superintendency and Evolving Ways of Looking at Leadership3
EDAD 7050Clinical Experience: Superintendency3
Total Semester Hours15

PRINCIPAL CERTIFICATE K-12 (Pennsylvania)

Candidates must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited program. The professional education program provides evidence that School Principal certification candidates demonstrate knowledge of and competence in working in the elementary and secondary public school settings, including completion of the 33 semester hours listed below, many of which are included in the typical master’s degree in educational administration. They must also provide an official score report indicating:

  • a score of at least 143 on Praxis II Specialty Test #0411 in Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision; or
  • a 163 score on Praxis Specialty Test #6011 in School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA); and
  • satisfy any other Pennsylvania Department of Education Requirements, plus:

Completion of 33 s.h. below (to extent not already taken as part of a master’s degree program):

COURSETITLES.H.
EDAD 6915Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership3
EDAD 6931Leadership in Educational Organizations: Theory to Best Practices3
EDAD 6947School Building Leadership: Models and Processes3
EDAD 6949Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration3
EDAD 6952School Finance, Resource Planning, and Management3
EDAD 6954Educational Marketing and Community Relationships3
EDAD 6955Professional Development and Human Resources3
EDAD 7014Systematic Use of Information for Continuous School Improvement3
TCED 6936Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction to Improve Learning3
SPED 7077Leadership in Special Education3
Select one clinical experince course as appropriate to the licensure level being sought:
EDAD 7022Field Experience (Elementary 7022E; Secondary 7022S)3
Total Semester Hours33

The professional education program provides evidence that each certification candidate demonstrates knowledge and competencies that foster professionalism and ethical practices in school/community settings including:

  1. Professional organizations, professional literature, resources and advocacy groups.
  2. Integrity and ethical behavior, professional conduct as stated in Pennsylvania’s Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators; and local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  3. Communicating effectively (orally and in writing) with students, colleagues, faculty, families, paraprofessionals, related service personnel, outside agencies and the community.
  4. Recognizing the professional responsibilities of administrators’ and teachers’ roles as collaborators, team members, advocates, and service coordinators. 

Certification for the Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility                

Candidates must:

  • hold a Master’s degree from an accredited program;
  • have six years of professional service in schools, three of which shall have been in supervisory or administrative positions;
  • have an official score report indicating a score of at least 160 on the School Superintendent Assessment Exam #6021;
  • all other State of Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements must be met;
  • plus completion of the 57 semester hours listed below, many of which may already have been completed as part of the candidate’s master’s degree in educational administration and principalship certification programs.
COURSETITLES.H.
EDAD 6915Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership3
EDAD 6947School Building Leadership: Models and Processes3
EDAD 6949Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration3
EDAD 6952School Finance, Resource Planning, and Management3
EDAD 6954Educational Marketing and Community Relationships3
EDAD 6955Professional Development and Human Resources3
EDAD 7014Systematic Use of Information for Continuous School Improvement3
EDAD 7024Collective Bargaining and Systems Issues in Human Resources Administration3
EDAD 7025Educational Governance: Advanced Law and Policy Seminar3
EDAD 7026Technology and Facilities for Learning Organizations3
EDAD 7035The Superintendency and Evolving Ways of Looking at Leadership3
EDAD 7050Clinical Experience: Superintendency3
FOUN 6901Philosophical Analysis of Education3
FOUN 6902Sociological Bases of Education3
FOUN 6904Introduction to Educational Research3
FOUN 6905Educational Challenges in Historical Perspective3
TCED 6936Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction to Improve Learning3
TCED 6946Supervision of Instruction3
TCED 6951Interpersonal Communications for Educators3
Total Semester Hours57