Ohio Licensure Options*

Please see an academic advisor for an individual transcript evaluation and academic plan prior to beginning the program. An appointment may be arranged by contacting the department office at 513-745-4210.

Required Courses for ALL Ohio Administration Licensure:

Administration Total: 21
EDAD 543: Supervision of Instruction and Staff Personnel 3
EDAD 548: Principalship
or
EDAD 561: Administration of Pupil Personnel (for non-Principals)
3
EDAD 562: Political Structures and School/Comm Relations 3
EDAD 563: School Finance, Business Affairs and Physical Facilities 3
EDAD 565: School Law 3
EDAD 570: Policy, Planning, Evaluation, and Assessment 3
EDAD 660: Curriculum Design and Teach Strategies 3

Beginning Sept. 1, 2013, all individuals seeking an Ohio Administration License must successfully complete the Ohio Assessments of Educators (OAE) exam "Educational Leadership" #015. Individuals who successfully complete the appropriate Praxis Exam prior to Sept. 1, 2013, may use the test results to satisfy the licensure testing requirements at the time the licensure is sought. For additional information regarding the exam and to register, please visit Ohio Assessments for Educators.  

Ohio Specialist License

In addition to the MEd in Educational Administration or equivalent MEd and licensure courses listed above, candidates must complete 6 semester hours in their specialty area. Total semester hours needed for Administration Ohio Specialist License is 45 hours.

Specialist Internship(s) I

The internship includes field-based experience for reading intervention.

Course Number Course Name
EDAD 772 Research (3 hours)
EDAD 773 Staff Personnel (3 hours)
EDAD 774 Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development (3 hours)
EDAD 775 Pupil Services (3 hours)
EDAD 776 School/Community Relations (3 hours)

Specialist Internship(s) II

Course Number Course Name
EDAD 782 Research (3 hours)
EDAD 783 Staff Personnel (3 hours)
EDAD 784 Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development (3 hours)
EDAD 785 Pupil Services (3 hours)
EDAD 786 School/Community Relations (3 hours)

Ohio Principal License

In addition to the MEd in Educational Administration or equivalent MEd and licensure courses listed above, candidates must complete 6 semester hours in their specialty area.

Principal Internships

Course Number Course Name
EDAD 771 Principal Internship I (3 hours)
EDAD 781 Principal Internship II (3 hours)

In order to be recommended for licensure:

  • Candidates must have completed all required coursework.
  • Candidates must have passed the Ohio assessment for education (OATE)
    Exam #015: Educational Leadership
  • Candidates must have two years of successful teaching experience under a resident educator or professional teaching license with students of the ages and grade levels for which the principal licensure is sought.

Ohio Superintendent License

In addition to the MEd in Educational Administration or equivalent MEd and licensure courses listed above, candidates must complete 6 semester hours in their specialty area.

Internship(s) and Required Superintendent Level Courses

Superintendent licensure candidates must complete 6 semester hours from the following internships: 

Course Number Course Name
EDAD 771 Internship Principal I (ages 3 - 14) or (ages 9 - 21) (3 hours)
EDAD 781 Internship Principal II (ages 3 - 14) or (ages 9 - 21) (3 hours)
EDAD 772 Internship Specialist Research I (3 hours)
EDAD 782 Internship Specialist Research II (3 hours)
EDAD 773 Internship Specialist Staff Personnel I (3 hours)
EDAD 783 Internship Specialist Staff Personnel II (3 hours)
EDAD 774 Internship Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development I (3 hours)
EDAD 784 Internship Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, Staff Development II (3 hours)
EDAD 775 Internship Specialist Pupil Services I (3 hours)
EDAD 785 Internship Specialist Pupil Services II (3 hours)
EDAD 776 Internship School/Community Relations I (3 hours)
EDAD 786 Internship School/Community Relations II (3 hours)

In order to be recommended for licensure:

  • Candidates must have completed all required coursework.
  • Candidates must have passed the Ohio assessment for education (OATE)
    Exam #015: Educational Leadership
  • Candidates must have two years of successful experience under a principal license.

Superintendent Level Courses

Superintendent licensure candidates must also complete the following courses:

Course Number Course Name
EDAD 710 Superintendent Seminar (3 hours)
EDAD 779 Internship Superintendent I (3 hours)
EDAD 789 Internship Superintendent II (3 hours)

Kentucky Licensure Options*

The Xavier University Kentucky Licensure Programs are currently under revision based on the Educational Professional Standards Board's new regulations for licensure in Kentucky. As soon as Xavier University's updated programs are approved, they will be posted. 

The Kentucky Educational Administration Licensure Programs currently under revision: 

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

Other States' Licensure*

Please contact the department at 513-745-4210 to set up an appointment with an advisor to discuss Educational Administration Licensure requirements in other states. 

* Please note all licensure requirements are subject to change.