Graduate Teacher Education

Teacher-Leader Endorsement

The Teacher-Leader Endorsement builds on our tradition of offering quality educator preparation and leadership programs. It is structured to complement our other education leadership programs – Principals’ License, Administrative Specialist License and Superintendent License – enabling you to earn multiple credentials by taking relatively few courses.

This endorsement fulfills a required credential in moving to the top tier in ODE’s four-tiered licensure system (www.ode.state.oh.us).

Options to earn the Teacher-Leader Endorsement:

1. Already hold a master’s degree?

Add the Teacher-Leader Endorsement by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Provide current Ohio educator license
  • Provide evidence of completed master’s degree
  • Provide evidence of four years of successful teaching experience through your teacher evaluations and documentation of student growth measures
  • Complete the following coursework:
    • EDUC 858 Understanding Professional Learning (4)
    • EDUC 758 Supporting Professional Learning (4)
    • EDUC 764 Internship: The Teacher-Leader in Action (3)

2. Earn your Master's degree along with the Teacher-Leader Endorsement

Earn your master’s degree followed by earning Teacher-Leader Endorsement by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Provide current Ohio educator license
  • Provide evidence of four years of successful teaching experience through your teacher evaluations and documentation of student growth measures
  • Take the following courses to earn your master’s degree:
    • EDUC 650 Becoming a Leader (3)
    • EDUC 607 Applications of Educational Research (3)
    • EDUC 708 Exploring Comparative Education (1)
    • EDUC 606 Invitational and Inclusive Education (3)
    • EDUC 721 Ethical Leadership (3)
    • EDUC 750 Developing Vision (3)
    • EDUC 751 Assessing for Learning (3)
    • EDUC 757 Improving Instruction (3)
    • EDUC 758 Supporting Professional Learning (4)
    • EDUC 858 Understanding Professional Learning (4)

Upon completion of your master’s degree, take one (1) additional course to earn the Teacher-Leader Endorsement

  • EDUC 764 Internship: The Teacher-Leader in Action (3)

Note: Talk to Nancy about transferring up to 9 hours of appropriate graduate coursework toward your master’s degree (transfer applies only to the master’s degree, not endorsement work)

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