Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

Center for Educational Leadership

Educators Inspired To Lead

Debbie MorinWelcome to the Center for Educational Leadership at Cleveland State University. The Center was established in 2008 to create and deliver high qualityrelevant professional development and licensure programs for educators who are inspired to lead.

As the Director of the Center for Educational Leadership, I take particular pride in our many graduates who are doing great work throughout northeast Ohio and beyond. During their time in our programs, our participants develop powerful professional networks that allow for collaborations across a variety of districts. Those connections remain strong through graduation and as they advance in their respective careers.

If you are an educator inspired to lead and ready to jumpstart your career we hope you find what you are 

looking for through the Center. We offer programs that enrich and propel educators along their leadership pathways from teacher leader to superintendent. Our programs include a Teacher Leader endorsement, Principal Licensure, Superintendent Licensure, the Washington D.C. based Education Policy Fellowship Program and a number of Leadership Institutes including our foundational program, the First Ring Leadership Academy.

I encourage you to take the next step in advancing your career! For Detailed information on our programs and updates from the Center, I invite you to visit our blog:

Best regards,
Deborah Morin, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Educational Leadership


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  • OAE CONTENT ASSESSMENT is 015 Educational Leadership
  • Select CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY from the drop down for Educator Preparation Training