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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Ohio Superintendent's Licensure certificate is designed to meet the Educational Leadership Constituent's Council (ELCC) standards for preparation of district level educational leadership. The superintendent license requires three years of experience in a position requiring a Principal or Administrative Specialist license. This license requires 18 hours of prescribed coursework, including a field experience. All coursework for the superintendent license takes place in an online format. This license permits the holder to serve in any PK-12 administrative position with the exception of School Treasurer.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement, two letters of recommendation and interview. Applicants must have completed their master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Note: students must have practiced at least three years in school leadership to be eligible for a Superintendent's license in the State of Ohio.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Course Title Credits
EDAD 76515 Facilities Planning and Administration 3
EDAD 76522 Public School Finance and Economics 3
EDAD 76529 Leading for Social Justice 3
EDAD 76747 Personnel 3
EDAD 76534 The Superintendency 3
EDAD 76492 Internship in Educational Administration 3

All coursework must be taken at Kent State University. Substitutions or modifications are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved in writing by the student's assigned advisor (degree students) or program coordinator (non-degree students).