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Principal Licensure Program

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Schools across Ohio are in need of highly trained and effective licensed school principals. At Ohio State, we have developed a program that will prepare school administrators to meet the challenges faced in their schools. Ohio State's Principal Licensure Program is a highly sought after program training the next generation of school principals. The program is ranked 9th in the nation among all educational administration preparation programs by U.S. News and World Report. 

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Program features

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Licensure Requirements

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2 years successful teaching experience

Nomination form for Accelerated program

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Deadline to apply

February 1 (for Accelerated program)
March 1 (for 2-year program)

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Licensure disclosure 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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