Kentucky School Administration Program

About the Kentucky Program

The Kentucky School Administration Program includes a Master of Education in Educational Administration, and the Kentucky All-Grade Principal and Ohio Principal (ages 3-14 or ages 9-22) Certification/Licensure. Students complete 30 credit hours in educational administration courses and 30 credit hours in principal certification/licensure courses.

Unique courses in the Kentucky School Administration Program include:

  • School Law for Teachers
  • Kentucky School Finance

The other Kentucky licensure programs Xavier offers are currently under revision based on new regulations for Kentucky licensure set by the Education Professional Standards Board in Frankfort, Ky. As soon as Xavier's updated programs are approved, they will be posted.

The Kentucky licensure programs currently under revision include:

  • Kentucky Superintendent License
  • Kentucky Supervisor of Instruction License
  • Director of Special Education License
  • Director of Pupil Personnel License

Features of the Kentucky Program

  • Attend classes offered in the evening and summer.
  • Complete a degree as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Apply and begin in the fall, spring or summer term.
  • Collaborate with area school administrators.
  • Learn from experts in their field who have a real interest in their students' success in the classroom and the workforce.
  • Receive evaluation of previous transcripts to ensure courses are not duplicated.
  • Scholarship money is available for full-time and part-time students.
  • Receive both Ohio and Kentucky certification/licensure.

Meeting National Standards

Xavier's Kentucky principal licensure program is designed to meet standards of the Education Professional Standards Board in Frankfort, KY.

The University's educational administration program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Learn from the Best

There's a reason why so many educational leaders in the tri-state area have attended Xavier University for their advanced degrees in educational administration. It's because we're the best. Our program offers educators seeking an MEd and principal licensures unmatched experience and first-class academics.

Plus, Xavier graduates are successful. They consistently exceed statewide passage rates on Ohio's Praxis II exam, a requirement for administrative licensure. We expect the same will be true in Kentucky.

If you're planning to advance your career in educational administration, Xavier University is the place for you.

Accomplished Faculty

Our full-time professors have extensive experience as administrators in public and private schools, while our adjunct faculty put the school leadership theory into practice every day. The program is taught by practicing administrators serving as adjunct faculty in their areas of expertise:

  • Leo Bradley, EdD, Department of Educational Leadership and Human Resource Development, chair/professor.
  • James Boothe, EdD, associate professor.
  • Michael Stabile, PhD, clinical faculty.

Licensure Options

In addition to earning your MEd, you have the opportunity to obtain or renew licensure in the following areas:

  • Principalship (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana)
  • Educational Specialists (Ohio) in the following areas:
  • Research
  • Curriculum, instruction and staff development
  • School/community relations
  • Staff personnel
  • Pupil services
  • Vocational
  • Superintendent (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana)
  • Director of Special Education (Kentucky)
  • Director of Pupil Personnel Services (Kentucky)
  • Supervisor of Instruction (Kentucky)

Principal Certification Courses

Specific courses within the program include:

  • EDAD 543 - Supervision of Instruction
  • EDAD 548 - Principalship
  • EDAD 562 - Political Structures & Public Relations
  • EDAD 563 - School Business Affairs & Physical Facilities
  • EDAD 564 - Administration of Staff Personnel
  • EDAD 565 - School Law
  • EDAD 567 - Kentucky School Finance
  • EDAD 561 - Administration of Pupil Personnel Services
  • EDAD 771 - Principal Internship I
  • EDAD 781 - Principal Internship II

Admission Requirements

To apply for official acceptance as a degree-seeking student, the following items are required:

Applications are processed immediately upon receiving all of the necessary materials. You will be notified of your status as soon as possible. The admission committee considers all of the information contained in the admission application, including prior grades, test scores, and evidence of potential for success in graduate study.