The Cleveland State University educational administration and supervision program is based on a conceptual framework of the Administrator/ Supervisor as a Visionary Practitioner. Graduates achieve outcomes reflecting the five knowledge bases that compose this model: organizational change, relational, developmental, contextual, and ethical. These knowledge bases are applied to the programs within the environments of urban and suburban schools, which are culturally diverse and include students with disabilities.
The program enables participants to gain the conceptual, technical, and theoretical knowledge in the human resources area needed to assume principalship or other entry-level administrative positions. Key areas explored in the program are curriculum, supervision, guidance, personnel administration, community relations, school management, and school law. In addition to a master’s degree, a candidate for a professional administrator license must have two years of experience under a provisional or professional license in a public school setting; a State Board of Education examination; an entry-level program; and other requirements the State of Ohio may establish.
The recently revised regulations governing licensing of school administrative personnel in the State of Ohio may change course requirements. Please contact the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL) at (216) 687-4613 for further information.
Interested applicants should specify the Master of Education, with a specialization in either Principal I (grades PK-9) or Principal II (grades 4-12) on the Application form for Graduate Admission. Thirty credit hours leading to the Master of Education degree, plus twelve postmaster’s credits for licensure.
Minimum G.P.A: 2.75
GRE Requirement: Not Required.
Degree Completion Requirements
Thirty credit hours leading to a degree, plus twelve postmaster’s credits for licensure.
PROGRAM OF STUDY COLLEGE CORE
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (can be fulfilled with undergraduate coursework):
- EDB 606 - Philosophy of Education
- EDB 608 - School/Society in America Past
- EDB 609 - Comparative/International Edu
- EDB 612 - Curriculum Theory & Instructn
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (CAN BE FULFILLED WITH UNDERGRADUATE COURSEWORK):
- EDC 501 - Child Development
- EDB 620 - Psy of the Adolescent Learner
- EDB 628 - Psy of Learning & Instruction
THE MASTER OF EDUCATION WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
- ADM 613 - School Law
- ADM 614 - Admin Principles & Practices
- ADM 615 - Instructional Leadership
- ADM 642 - Collective Bargaining/Con Mgmt
- ADM 643 - School Finance & Economics
- ADM 674 - Special Education Law
- ADM 676 - Clin Supervision/Profess Devel
- ADM 681 - Ele Sch. Admin: Theory/Prac II
- ADM 682 - Mid Sch Admin: Theory/Prac II
Select one of the four options: comprehensive examination, project, or thesis. Dates and deadlines for these options are available from the Education Student Services Center (Julka Hall 210).