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Masters of Education
Educational Leadership/Ohio Principal Licensure
Antioch University Midwest offers experienced education professionals a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, as well as the coursework to qualify for an Ohio Principal’s License. This program is designed for teachers and administrators who desire to be dynamic leaders creating innovative change in today’s challenging school environments.
Antioch University Midwest provides its masters students a classroom-based, experiential approach to educational leadership. This approach, combined with practical organizational and management skills, makes this a program that fully equips PreK-12 educators to manage and lead diverse educational environments that foster lifelong learning.
and organizational decisions.
applying research to educational decision-making, including conducting needs assessment and analyzing, interpreting and communicating educational data.
- EDL6100 Organizational Structures (3 cr)
- EDL6250 Research for School Improvement (3 cr)
- EDL6350 Ethical Issues in Educational Administration (3 cr)
- EDL6470 Curriculum (3 cr)
- EDL6540 Visionary School Restructuring (3 cr)
- EDL6620 Supervision and Staff Development (3 cr)
- EDL6720 Principal as Instructional Leader (3 cr)
- EDL6810 School and Community Relations (3 cr)
- EDL6830 School Finance (3 cr)
- EDL6850 School Law (3 cr)
- EDL6920 Internship – Initial (3 cr)
- EDL6960 Internship – Final (3 cr)
Note: Candidates have seven years from the date of initial entry to complete the program.
Note: The above processes are still subject to final approval of the student as a candidate for principal licensure and do not automatically result in a recommendation.
Applicants are required to have the following when seeking admission:
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Current Ohio teaching license.
- Verifiable two-years teaching experience.
- Minimum 2.75 GPA for bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum 3.0 for graduate level coursework.
- Completion of on-campus skills assessment test.
- Completion of on-campus case study writing assessment.
- Submission of all application materials, including:
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
- Letter of Interest
- Goals Statement
- Internship Initial – The Internship Initial experience balances intensive field experience in diverse settings-schools, social service, private and community organizations-with clinical study. Candidates demonstrate their ability to put theory into practice by designing an organizational, instructional, or community analysis related to a specific school site. A key question to be answered is: How and to what extent did the candidate demonstrate understanding and application of the learning objectives as evidenced by the candidate’s written work, research plan, written reflections, verbal contributions, and teamwork skills? In addition, the candidate is required to submit a detailed proposal for a research project or school improvement initiative to assist school personnel in their efforts to improve schools and/or the delivery of services to those schools.
- Internship Final – The Internship Final experience balances intensive field experience in diverse settings-schools, social service, private and community organizations-with clinical study. Candidates demonstrate their ability to put theory into practice by carrying-out the school improvement research plan or action research project designed in their Initial Internship class. The candidate will conduct and reflect upon a series of leadership activities that address the variety of skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed for a to be a successful school administrator. A key question to be answered is: How and to what extent did the candidate demonstrate understanding and application of the learning objectives as evidenced by the candidate’s written work, verbal contributions, and teamwork skills? In addition, the candidate is required to submit a professional administrative portfolio that supports their mastery of the Ohio Standards for Principals.
All principal licensure candidates who wish to be recommended for an Ohio Principal’s License by the School of Education of Antioch University Midwest must follow the processes outlined below:
Principal licensure program participants must complete an exit Interview with program staff. This interview will include verification of adequate teaching experience and current Ohio teaching certificate/license; a copy of OAE test results at, or above, the State of Ohio pass rate; review of a faculty recommendation stating that the candidate is ready to accept the challenges of school administration at the level of principal and verification of completed program coursework. The classes must be taken at Antioch University Midwest, unless a faculty member allows substitution of prior coursework at the time of program entry.