Principal Licensure Program
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.
A 24-month cohort-based program (an Accelerated Licensure Program for Principals is also offered)
The 36-semester hour program allows you to earn your Master of Arts in Educational Studies. If you already possess a master’s degree, you can obtain licensure only.
Students complete a six-month field experience in school administration, completing activities to help develop skills to address real issues and responsibilities facing a building leader.
Coursework focuses on leadership, administrative development, school finance, and human relations.
2 years successful teaching experience
Nomination form for Accelerated program
Deadline to apply
February 1 (for Accelerated program)
March 1 (for 2-year program)
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 go.osu.edu/onground.