May 18, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Superintendent Licensure Program - Non-Degree

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Non-Degree Program Title and Name:  Superintendent Licensure Program

Program Name and Number:  Superintendent Licensure – ND8924

Department/Unit:  Department of Educational Studies

Enrollment Eligibility:  Degree-seeking students or non-degree status

Delivery Mode:  Hybrid (Athens and Regional Campuses: Chillicothe, Southern and Lancaster/Pickerington).

Term(s) of Entry:  Fall, Summer

Program Overview:  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. 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.

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)

Opportunities for Graduates:  The program prepares educators to fill district leadership positions such as Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Curriculum Directors and other central office positions.

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Graduation Requirements:  Eighteen semester hours are required to complete the program (3 – 4-credit hour courses and 2 internships).

  • EDAD 6810 - Managing the School District (4)
  • EDAD 6820 - Planning District-Wide Improvement (4)
  • EDAD 6830 - Human Relations at the District Level (4)
  • Three semesters of EDAD 6916 - Internship in Education (2)

Culminating Experience:  Clinical Experience through Internship

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.

International Students:  This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

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