Designed for licensed teachers with at least two years of successful classroom experience, the Principalship M.Ed. degree focuses on the theory and practice of:
- Effective supervision of instruction and personnel
- Development of sound, building-level administrative procedures
- Budget management
- Student services, including special education requirements, guidance and counseling, health and wellness, and discipline
The program is 100% online, so you can advance toward your degree on your schedule. There are up to three starts per year, allowing you to start when it’s convenient for you and enabling you to earn your degree in as few as 24 months.
Successful completion of the principalship program meets the educational requirements for the Ohio Professional Administrator Principal 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.
Complete the online application and submit the application fee.
Submit official transcripts. Transcripts are required for all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
Submit official Miller’s Analogy test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
- The MAT school code for Wright State University is 1591.
- The GRE school code for Wright State University is 1179.
Submit a copy of your teaching license.
Three recommendation forms. At least one of these forms must be from a direct supervisor – principal, superintendent, or other school administrator. Please see the Graduate School application for the required two-page recommendation forms.
Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes
- Principle graduates will be able to understand, demonstrate, and design a building-level mission, vision, and improvements
- Principle graduates will be able to understand and promote ethics and professional norms
- Principle graduates will be able to understand and demonstrate the capacity for equity, inclusiveness, and cultural responsiveness
- Principle graduates will be able to apply the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary for coherent learning and instruction
- Principle graduates will be able to understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote community and external leadership
- Principle graduates will be able to understand and demonstrate the capacity to promote improvements in operations and management
- Principle graduates will be able to understand and build professional capacity
- Principle graduates will have successfully completed an internship in which they have had the opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge
[Based on the National Educational Leadership Preparation Standards (2018)]
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