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

Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program

Program Overview

The Center for Educational Leadership offers a nationally accredited 22-credit principal licensure program for individuals who have Master’s degrees in areas other than Educational Administration. The Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program (ILP) is committed to providing relevant topics taught by scholar practitioners and school leaders who are currently doing the leadership work. This one of a kind program is a fast track to the principal’s license in just 4 semesters, on Saturdays and On-Line!
 

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Locations

The Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program is currently offered:

  • Fall Semesters on Cleveland State University’s Main Campus, the ESC of Lorain County, the Akron Public Schools, and the Canton City School districts.
  • Spring Semesters at the ESC of Cuyahoga County

Cohorts can be established in any school district and be customized to its needs and culture.

Admissions Requirements

To qualify, candidates must meet requirements:

  • A Master’s degree
  • Minimum G.P.A: 3.0
  • Two years of Teaching Experience under a valid teaching license, OR
  • Two years successful work experience in a school under a pupil service license, which would include individuals working as school counselors, psychologists, nurses, audiologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, and orientation and mobility specialists.
  • Submission of Application Essay

For educators that do not yet have a master's degree, please visit our M.Ed. in Educational Administration program page.

Course Sequence

Option 1: Fall Semester Start

Semester Course Title
Fall CEL 603 Visionary Leadership
Fall  CEL 600 Leadership for 21st Century Schools
Fall  CEL 606 Making Global Connections Through Technology
Spring CEL 609 Leading School Reform
Spring CEL 612 Data Driven Decision Making
Spring CEL 615 Raising Student Achievement
Summer CEL 627 School Operations and Personnel Management
Summer CEL 624 Leadership, Community, and Engagement
Fall  CEL 621 Education Policy and Practice
Fall  CEL 630 Capstone
Fall  CEL 618 Communicating Effectively
    Capstone Graduation & Presentations

Option 2: Spring Semester Start

Semester Course Title
Spring  CEL 603 Visionary Leadership
Spring  CEL 600 Leadership for 21st Century Schools
Spring  CEL 606 Making Global Connections Through Technology
Summer CEL 609 Leading School Reform
Summer CEL 624 Leadership, Community, and Engagement
Fall CEL 612 Data Driven Decision Making
Fall CEL 615 Raising Student Achievement
Fall CEL 627 School Operations and Personnel Management
Spring  CEL 621 Education Policy and Practice
Spring  CEL 630 Capstone
Spring  CEL 618 Communicating Effectively
    Capstone Graduation & Presentations

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