Candidates who complete the Teacher Leader, MEd program are eligible to complete the following course work towards additional licensure credentials:
Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (CIPD)
Administrative Specialist License
Candidates seeking an Administrative Specialist: Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (CIPD) license must have a current permanent certificate or professional license, a minimum of three years successful classroom teaching experience under a permanent certificate or professional license, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership or an advised equivalent. Candidates with an expired professional license must complete the renewal requirements for their license prior to the granting of the CIPD license.
Upon successful completion of the CIPD licensure program of study and passing the appropriate licensure exam, the holder of a current professional teaching license who meets the above criteria is eligible for a Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development (CIPD) license. Please consult with a licensure advisor in the college’s Office of Student Services for current testing information.
CIPD licensure courses also may be taken as part of the Advanced Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) program. See The Ed.S. program’s description for more details.
The program does not lead to an initial teaching license. Upon completion of the program, students who hold a current Ohio teaching license, have at least three years of classroom teaching experience, and pass the appropriate licensure exam, will qualify for the Ohio Professional Administrator Administrative Specialist: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development license as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.
Waiver of GRE/MAT
Candidates to Leadership Studies master’s degree programs, may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Candidates must meet the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School. If testing is required, candidates must score in the 50th percentile or better on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE).