The Principal Licensure Preparation Program — Delivered Online

No GRE Required

The University of Dayton’s online Principal Licensure Preparation Program is designed for professionals who want to become principals in Ohio and hold a valid teaching license and master’s degree.1 After completing the program, you will be prepared to sit for the licensure exam and enhance student learning outcomes in K–12 schools.

2 years
to complete

30 credits
across five terms

150-hour
internship

Lead Your School — and Its Students — to Success

As a renowned Catholic research university, we are committed to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

The online program takes a holistic approach toward shaping principals who understand all aspects of leadership and what it takes to run a school. As a student, you will complete several courses that will teach you how to:

  • apply leadership and management principles to school settings;
  • improve the teaching and learning process;
  • select, evaluate, assign and develop staff personnel;
  • manage legal issues pertinent to teacher, administrator and student legal rights;
  • address school funding topics such as equity, adequacy and efficiency.

Study Online from Anywhere

Attending the principal preparation program online allows you to continue working while advancing your career. The online program features:

  • live weekly classes, bringing you face-to-face with professors and classmates to develop lasting relationships;
  • interactive coursework that can be accessed 24/7, including video lectures and case studies;
  • field experiences in your local community, so you can apply what you learn in class to the real world.

Ready to Become a Principal?

Take the next step toward becoming an effective leader who can make a difference in public, private and community schools.


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