The Online MSE in Educational Leadership with Principal Licensure Preparation

No GRE Required

The University of Dayton’s online Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Educational Leadership with Principal Licensure Preparation prepares educators to serve in administrative roles and leadership positions in any educational setting and sit for the principal licensure exam in Ohio.

2 years
to complete

46 credits
across seven terms

150-hour
internship

A Curriculum Rooted in Service

With the same curriculum and faculty as our on-campus format, the online program upholds our Marianist tradition of educating the whole person and leading through service to others.

Through a balanced instructional approach that integrates both learning and practical application, we prepare students to become leaders in their communities by developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values essential to helping others expand or refine their instructional effectiveness.

Over the course of the program, you will develop the critical thinking skills you need to serve in public, private or parochial schools.

Succeed in Today’s Learning Communities

Earning an MSE in Educational Leadership with Principal Licensure Preparation online places you on the path toward becoming a principal, helping you create positive change in educational systems.

Upon successful completion of the principal licensure exam in Ohio1 , you will be prepared to:

  • pursue leadership positions in elementary and secondary schools;
  • hire and manage staff and work on team building and improving efficiency;
  • prepare budgets and ensure the organization adheres to regulations and policies;
  • et curriculum standards and advise on policy changes.

Ready to Build on Your Leadership Potential?

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1 While this program is designed to enable students to meet the requirements to become a principal in Ohio, students may also be eligible for licensure in other states outside of Ohio. Certification requirements differ from state to state. Therefore, students enrolling in this program should research the requirements in the state in which they reside or intend to practice.Return to footnote reference