The online Principal Licensure Endorsement program from the University of Cincinnati Online (UCO) prepares licensed teachers to become effective school leaders by addressing the needs and challenges of teachers, students, and school districts. The Principal Licensure program prepares education professionals to take the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Exam and equivalent Assessment Exams in other states.
To be effective school principals, educators need to possess an array of skills and leadership attributes that cannot be learned or developed in isolation from real-world experience. In addition, aspiring principals must master a host of legal and administrative duties and gain familiarity with state and local policies.
A principal is an education professional who has decided to take an administrative role in the school or school district. A principal could expect to handle the following situations:
The program offers a convenient way for educators to enhance their knowledge and abilities in the areas of Leadership, School Finance and School Law, Curriculum Development and Data Analysis, Instructional Supervision, among others.
The Graduate Certificate in Principal Licensure program is intended for teachers who have already earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and have been working for at least two years at an instructional level in elementary or secondary school classrooms.
Full-time faculty members from the University of Cincinnati Online teach courses that complement the online experience with hands-on opportunities and real-world challenges. Students are expected to become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the principal, lead the planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting of a project designed to improve education in a school, and reflect upon her/his leadership, seeking meaningful improvement as an educational leader.
The Principal Licensure program prepares education professionals to take the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Exam and equivalent Assessment Exams in other states. Learn more about how to become a principal in Ohio with our 6-step guide.
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No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
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