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Building Principal License

Ashland University's Building Principal licensure program builds on course work completed through typical M.Ed. Educational Administration programs. As such, a number of prerequisites are required for this program. Three years of satisfactory teaching experience is required; with at least two of those years must be at the level of licensure sought. The principal license covers ages three through 14 and eight through21. A minimum of 45 hours is required for the license.

Is this program for you?

  • You are currently a teacher, but you would like to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of educational leadership.
  • You would like to pursue a position in building leadership, perhaps as a building principal, assistant principal or athletic director.
  • You currently have a master degree and would like to extend it to include this licensure.

What courses are in this program?

Course Numbers and Titles

Credit Hours

M.Ed. Core Course Work

M.Ed. with the following Professional Courses (if not in the M.Ed. Program, the following courses must be taken prior to licensure application):

EDAD 550:  Introduction to School Administration

EDAD 552:  School Law and Ethics  

EDAD 555:  Human Behavior in Administration

EDAD 683:  Educational Leadership    

EDAD 686:  Administration of Programs for Students with Disabilities  

EDAD 735:  Educational Administration Internship

EDAD 736:  Building Principal Internship


Licensure Coursework (Select 3 of 4)

EDAD 681:  Resource Management in Administration

EDAD 682:  Educational Politics, Policies & School/Community Relations

EDAD 684:  Professional Development

EDAD 688:  Technology in Administration


Total Hours in Program


Successful completion of the appropriate state licensure exam is required prior to recommendation for licensure.

Where can you take the courses for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online) and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous classes sessions throughout a given semester or term. While not all courses are available online, many can be found in hybrid formats. 

Ashland Campus

Cleveland Program Center Columbus Program Center Elyria     Program Center Stark/Massillon Program Center Some Courses May be Available Online
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