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

Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program

Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2020

Learn More: Attend an Information Session at the ESC of Northeast Ohio

6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH

  • October 22, 2019 (4-5pm)
  • October 30, 2019 (4-5pm)
 

Program Overview

For educators who have Master’s degrees in areas other than Educational Administration, the Center for Educational Leadership offers the Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program (ILP). This one-of-a-kind program is a fast track and convenient pathway to the principal’s licensefour semesters on select Saturdays and online!

  • Nationally accredited and Standards-based, aligned with the new Ohio Standards for Principals.
  • Accelerated Program Track: 11 courses (22 credit hours) in 16 months.
  • Cohort Model: cultivating professional learning networks.
  • Blended Learning: face-to-face meeting on the first Saturday of each course followed by online delivery.
  • Instructors are Scholar Practitioners: school leaders who are currently doing the leadership work.

Over 70% of CEL program graduates are hired into new jobs in administration and school leadership.

View and listen to our webinar for more information about this program or the Masters in Educational Leadership Cohort Track Program.

Visit our CEL Admissions Procedures page for application directions for the Inspired Leaders Program.

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Locations

The Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure Program currently begins new cohorts each semester across Northeast Ohio in the following locations:

  • Fall Semesters
    • Downtown Cleveland at CSU's Main Campus
    • Akron
  • Spring Semesters
    • Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio in Independence
    • Sandusky

Cohorts can be established in any school district or region 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.

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