Sequence of Courses for Each Program/Degree

Master's and Educational Specialist Degree

The EDLE faculty have worked over the years to scaffold the sequence of courses so one course builds on the next course. Due to the sequencing of courses, each cohort begins in the fall of the academic year. The courses required for the degree are also concurrent courses for principal licensure in Ohio. Upon completion of the program, students are required to complete all documents aligned with licensure as well as licensure exams independent of the university. If this paperwork is not completed within one year of graduation, candidates may need to take additional coursework as licensure and university requirements change.

*All international students will begin in the fall semester with other cohort members. International students who are not currently working as a certified teacher in a U.S. K-12 public school are not eligible to earn a principal license; therefore, students will earn a master's degree without licensure.

Sequence of Courses

Semester

Master’s Degree
in Educational Leadership

Educational Specialist Degree
in Educational Leadership

Fall (Commence)
  • EDLE 6/76526: Fundamentals of Educational Administration
  • EDLE 6/76529: Leading for Social Justice
  • EDLE 6/76526: Fundamentals of Educational Administration
  • EDLE 6/76529: Leading for Social Justice
Spring
  • EVAL 65511: Research in Educational Services
  • EDLE 6/76536: The Administrator’s Role in Curriculum
  • EVAL 65511: Research in Educational Services
  • EDLE 6/76536: The Administrator’s Role in Curriculum
Summer Intersession
  • EDLE 6/76531: Instructional Leadership
  • EDLE 6/76531: Instructional Leadership
Summer I
  • EDLE 6/76527: School Finance for Building Administrators
  • EDLE 6/76518: School Law and Special Education
  • EDLE 6/76527: School Finance for Building Administrators
  • EDLE 6/76518: School Law and Special Education
Fall
  • EDLE 6/76544: Community Relations and Communication Skills
  • EDLE 6/76542: Principles and Techniques of Supervision and Special Education
  • EDLE 6/76544: Community Relations and Communication Skills
  • EDLE 6/76542: Principles and Techniques of Supervision and Special Education
Spring
  • EDLE 6/76525: The Educational Principalship
    (This completes your M.Ed.)

  • EDLE 6/76492: Internship in Educational Administration
    (This course is needed to complete your Ohio Principal License.)
  • EDLE 6/76533: Central Office Administration
    (This is an Independent Investigation that can be done in any semester. The application for this course may be obtained through your advisor.)
Total number of courses 11 (Eleven) Courses 10 (Ten) Courses

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

When considering a Ph.D., there are four components to this degree: 1) coursework aligned to area of interest; 2) research course requirements; 3) comprehensive exams; and 4) dissertation.

  1. Coursework aligned to area of interest:
    If you currently have a master's degree in another area besides Educational Leadership K-12 (Math, Special Education, School Counseling, etc.), you will follow the Master's/Ed.S. sequence of courses above.

    To fulfill the rest of the required coursework, you will also need to take courses in other areas such as Cultural Foundations, Higher Education Administration, or Curriculum and Instruction
     
  2. Research course requirements:
    After completing of core coursework, Ph.D. students take 15 hours (5 classes) of research courses. An example of these courses include: Educational Statistics I, Qualitative Research, and Quantitative Research. Please see Evaluation and Measurement for additional course offerings.
     
  3. Comprehensive Exams:
    Students will meet with their coursework advisor to determine how the comprehensive exams will be completed. Students, along with their committee of two EDLE faculty members and an optional third outside member (e.g., Cultural Foundations, Special Education, Evaluation and Measurement), can chose from a variety of formats. Before taking comprehensive exams, students must complete EDLE 80080 Dissertation Preparation Seminar offered in spring semester.
     
  4. Dissertation:
    Dissertation proposal must be defended within two years of successfully completing comprehensive exams. 

If you are currently an administrator, you will need to take courses in Cultural Foundations, Higher Education Administration, or Curriculum and Instruction