Administrative Specialist License
Earning Your Administrative Specialist License at Kent State
Following the State of Ohio rules, each of these licenses qualifies an individual to work in a central office or supervisory capacity in a particular area of administration. Two years of experience of successful teaching under a professional teaching license or two years of work experience in an appropriate administrative area, and a qualifying score on the Ohio Educational Leadership Assessment* given by the Ohio Assessments for Educators.
The Master's degree, with a core of coursework in Educational Administration plus 12 additional hours in the specialty area, is required for this license.
* Please note: Beginning September 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators will begin to replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure assessments.
Types of Administrative Specialist Licenses:
Career-Technical Education Administration - Prospectus
For those interested in vocational administration and supervision.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development - Prospectus
For those interested in staff development and serving as curriculum specialists.
Educational Research - Prospectus
For those with an interest in conducting research in educational settings; often with a focus on institutional research and working with statistics for state reports.
Educational/Staff Personnel - Prospectus
For those with an interest in performing human resource functions in education, including personnel administration, benefits, working with not certificated personnel, and possibly collective bargaining.
Pupil Services Administration - Prospectus
For those interested in leadership in counseling, special education, and school psychology areas.
School Community Relations - Prospectus
For those interested in school public relations, working with parents and community, and partnerships with public and private groups in the community.
Concurrent Degree Program
Why not apply these licensure credits to your next degree?
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree: It's only 30 credits beyond your Master's degree!
- This would enable you to receive the superintendent license and an Ed. S. degree with overlapping course work.
Doctorate (Ph.D.) Degree: It's only 56 credits beyond your Master's degree!
- This would enable you to receive the superintendent license and a Ph.D. degree with overlapping course work.
To begin taking coursework in the Educational Administration program, your first step is to become a Kent State University graduate student. Learn more about the different application options.
- If you are interested in licensure only, apply as a non-degree student.
- If you are interested in earning a license along with a degree, apply for your desired degree.