Administrative Specialist Licenses | Kent State University

Administrative Specialist Licenses

Earning Your Administative Specialist License at Kent State

Following the State of Ohio rules, the  Administrative Specialist License qualifies an individual to work in a central office or supervisory capacity. Two years of successful teaching experience under a professional teaching license is required. A qualifying score 220 on the Ohio Educational Leadership Assessment* given by the Ohio Assessments for Educators is also required.

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.

Career-Technical Education Administration - Plan of Study (PDF)

Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development - Plan of Study (PDF) 

Educational Research - Plan of Study (PDF)

Educational/Staff Personnel - Plan of Study (PDF)

Pupil Services - Plan of Study (PDF)

School-Community Relations - Plan of Study (PDF)

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.

Ed.S. Plan of Study (PDF)

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.

Ph.D. Plan of StudyTo 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.