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Program Overview

Ashland University's Building Principal Licensure program builds on coursework completed through typical M.Ed. Educational Administration programs. As such, a number of prerequisites are required for this program, including two years of satisfactory teaching experience at the appropriate grade level. The grade bands available for the principal license are Pre-K-6, 4-9 and 5-12. A minimum of 36 graduate hours are required for this license.

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Delivery Format



Credit Hours



Time to Complete

2-3 years



This program is for you, if...

  • You are currently a teacher, but 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's degree and would like to extend it with this license.
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View the Academic Catalog or the Building Principal Licensure Checksheet for complete degree requirements.

Some of the courses you'll take include:

  • The Visionary School Leader
  • Managing Fiscal Resources
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Transforming Organizational Climate & Culture
  • Safety & Crisis Management for Educational Leaders
  • Professional Development in Action
Licensure Disclosure: This program is for students who intend to seek employment in Ohio and only prepares students for licensure in the state of Ohio.

Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

Your expertise in educational leadership and administration equips you to lead initiatives for school improvement, develop and implement curriculum standards, mentor and support teachers and collaborate with stakeholders to enhance student outcomes.

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