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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Superintendent Licensure Program

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Non-Degree Program Name and Number: Superintendent - ND8924

Department/Unit:Patton College of Education

Licensure Mission: The program focuses on the managerial, planning/leadership, and human relations responsibilities of district leaders. Emphasizing the knowledge, skills, and practices of responsive leadership, the Educational Administration Program fosters a vision of humane, engaging, inviting schools and educational settings.  These learning venues provide arenas where various stakeholders including administrators, teachers, students, parents/guardians, community members, researchers and policy makers can work democratically to promote academic excellence, equity and a more knowledgeable citizenry. The program is committed to social justice and promoting an ethic of leadership that is attentive to the human side of educational change.

Delivery Mode:  ND8920 Athens and Regional Campuses: Chillicothe, Southern and Lancaster/Pickerington. The Superintendent Licensure Program includes a balanced approach of on-line and in-class instruction which is coupled with two internships. The program can be completed in three semesters (10 months).

Licensure Overview:  The program provides students with an opportunity to gain substantive knowledge about the operations of a school district. This objective, however, is addressed with consideration that the students are nearly all current school leaders–e.g. principals and the like–with a plethora of other responsibilities. Among other things, a total of 9 in-class sessions are scheduled over the course of the entire program.

Opportunities upon Completion: The Superintendent License Program is Nationally Recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), which is a premier accreditation organization for Educational Administration Programs. The program prepares educators to fill district leadership positions such as Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Curriculum Directors and other central office positions.

Link to Certificate: http://www.ohio.edu/education/academic-programs/educational-studies/educational-administration/superintendents-license-programs.cfm

Graduation Requirements: Eighteen semester hours (3 four semester hour courses and two internships) are required to complete the program.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must hold or be currently pursuing a master’s degree in educational administration or other related field of study.  For those individuals who have completed a master’s degree at  Ohio University, a completed online application and statement of purpose form.  Students who have not graduated from Ohio University must submit a transcript of their graduate program along with their application.

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