Master of Education in Educational Leadership Course Requirements

ODU's Master of Education in Educational Leadership addresses the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to meet the challenges of school leadership positions.


Please Note: To earn Principle Licensure, you must complete the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE).

  • Students must complete all required courses with a grade point average of 3.000 or higher. 
  • Students must complete their program within seven (7) years of acceptance.
  • Students must complete an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar. (Application forms are available through ODU Online.)
  • Students must make satisfactory payment of all tuition, graduation fee, library fines, and other financial obligation.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program consists of 34 credit hours.

The MEd in Educational Leadership with the PRAXIS exam leads to principal licensure. The Teacher Leader Endorsement is included in the Educational Leadership degree.
Courses Credits
EDU 512 Applied Behavior Analysis and Transitions for Intervention Specialist  3
EDU 535 Developing a Deeper Understanding of Leadership 3
EDU 536 Collaboration: Leading & Facilitating Teacher Development 3
EDU 537 Coaching & Mentoring for Improved Results
EDU 539 Continuous Improvement: Understanding Change & School Commty 3
EDU 542 Leading Instructional Learning 3
EDU 543 Data Management for Improved Instruction 3
EDU 544 Inclusion, Intervention Teams & Special Education Law 3
EDU 545 School Law & Personnel Services 3
EDU 570 School Business, Finance & Allocation of Resources 3
EDU 599A Instructional Leadership Practicum I 1
EDU 599B Instructional Leadership Practicum II 1
EDU 599C Instructional Leadership Practicum III 1
EDU 599D Instructional Leadership Practicum IV 1
Total Credits Required 34

The following Ohio Dominican University teacher licensure programs satisfy the academic requirements for teacher licensure programs at the Bachelor’s degree and Post-Baccalaureate level set forth by the State of Ohio: Art Education, Primary Education, Intervention Specialist (mild to moderate, moderate to intensive), Middle Childhood Education, Adolescence to Young Adult (Chemistry Education, Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Science, Integrated Social Studies, Life Science). The following Ohio Dominican University teacher licensure programs satisfy the academic requirements for teacher licensure at the Master’s degree level set forth by the State of Ohio: TESOL, Intervention Specialist. The principal licensure program at Ohio Dominican University satisfies the academic requirement at the Master’s level set forth by the State of Ohio.

ODU graduates who complete one of these programs are eligible to sit for the appropriate Ohio Assessment for Educators exam. Ohio teacher licensure and principal licensure applicants must complete a background check. Detailed licensure information is available at the Ohio Department of Education website. 

All of the Ohio Dominican teacher programs and principal program are accredited by both the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). 

Students who wish to teach or be a principal in a state other than Ohio should contact the program director/advisor to discuss the need to satisfy additional requirements for that state.

To find out whether a program satisfies requirements from your home state, please visit the ODU Licensure & Certification Programs and State Requirements page.
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