Superintendent Licensure Program – ND8924
Department of Educational Studies
100 East Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
Delivery Mode: Hybrid via Athens Campus, Regional Campuses (including but not limited to Chillicothe, Southern, and Lancaster)
Terms of Entry: Fall, Summer
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. Up to 16 hours from this licensure program may be applied toward graduation requirements for the Educational Leadership doctorate.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/education/ed-studies/superintendent-license
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.
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.
Complete 18 credit hours as follows: