Department of Teacher Education and Leadership Studies (TELS)

Dr. Jane Beese
4105 Beeghly Hall
(330) 941-2236
jbeese@ysu.edu

Post-master’s Licensure Requirements

Candidates for an Ohio administrative license must be enrolled in or have completed the M.S. in Education degree in Educational Administration.  Prior to enrolling in licensure coursework they must provide an updated professional resume and documentation from a licensed principal, superintendent, or other administrator where they work attesting to their skills, knowledge, professionalism, and leadership potential and agreeing to provide supervision in accordance with the clinical policies and procedures for YSU's principal program. 

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 coursework consists of four 1-credit clinical courses, in addition to a 2-credit course in Special Education Law.   The clinical experience is designed to afford candidates the opportunity to apply the content knowledge from their course work and practice the skills necessary for effective leadership.  Across the four 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 plan, 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 and functions, among others.  In addition, 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.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
EDAD 7019Special Education Law and Policy2
EDAD 7022A and 7022B must equal 4 hours4
Clinical Experience: The Principalship-Elementary (E) Middle (M) Secondary (S)
Clinical Experience: The Principalship-Elementary (E) Middle (M) Secondary (S)
Total Semester Hours6

Candidates must hold or qualify for a valid teacher certificate/license at the same level as the administrative license being sought.  They must also have two years of successful teaching under a professional teaching license at the same level as the administrative license being sought. Before being recommended for licensure, candidates must have a passing score on the state-prescribed administrative licensure exam for the principalship. Individuals qualifying for licensure at the Elementary or Secondary level are also issued licensure at the Middle School level.

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:

COURSE TITLE S.H.
TCED 6922Principles of Instruction3
TCED 6934Assessment and Accountability3
TCED 6936Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction to Improve Learning3
SPED 6900Issues, Trends & Ethical, Legal and Professional Guidelines in Special Education3
EDAD 7014Data Driven School Improvement and Program Evaluation3
EDAD 7018School Discipline and Student Support Services: Policies, Programs and Prevention Strategies3
EDAD 7019Special Education Law and Policy2
EDAD 7020Human Resource Leadership3

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

COURSE TITLE S.H.
EDAD 6915Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership3
EDAD 6947School Building Operations and Management3
EDAD 6949Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration3
EDAD 6952School Finance and Budget Planning Processes3
EDAD 6954Community Engagement and Collaborative Partnerships3
EDAD 7022Clinical Experience 2: The Principalship3
EDAD 7020Human Resource Leadership3
EDAD 7018School Discipline and Student Support Services: Policies, Programs and Prevention Strategies3
EDAD 6948Data Driven School Improvement and Program Evaluation3
EDAD 7040Clinical Practice for the Administrative Specialist3
Total Semester Hours30

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 Teacher Education and Leadership Studies at YSU, complete the following course sequence, and meet any other Ohio State Department of Education requirements.

The licensure coursework consists of three 1-credit clinical courses, in addition to four 3-credit courses. 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.

COURSE TITLE S.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 7050A and 7050B must equal 4 hours4
Clinical Experience: Superintendency
Clinical Experience: Superintendency
Total Semester Hours16

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 36 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:

  • achieve a passing score on state licensure exam for principalship; and
  • satisfy any other Pennsylvania Department of Education Requirements, plus:

Completion of 36 s.h. below (to extent not already taken as part of a master’s degree program):

COURSE TITLE S.H.
EDAD 6931Leadership in Educational Organizations: Theory to Best Practices3
EDAD 6915Learning, Teaching, and Instructional Leadership3
EDAD 6936Culturally Responsive Leadership3
EDAD 6947School Building Operations and Management3
EDAD 7014Data Driven School Improvement and Program Evaluation3
EDAD 6949Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Administration3
EDAD 6952School Finance and Budget Planning Processes3
EDAD 6954Community Engagement and Collaborative Partnerships3
EDAD 6955Professional Development and Human Resources3
Select one clinical experience course as appropriate to the licensure level being sought:
EDAD 7018School Discipline and Student Support Services: Policies, Programs and Prevention Strategies3
EDAD 7019Special Education Law and Policy2
EDAD 7022Clinical Experience 2: The Principalship4
Total Semester Hours36

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 and principal's license;
  • 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 passing score on state licensure exam for Superintendent;
  • all other State of Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements must be met;
  • plus completion of the 15 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.
    COURSE TITLE S.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
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