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Announcements & Events

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Administration License Examination Required

Beginning September 1, 2013, a new test series (OAE), will replace the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. Additional information can be found on the ODE website at Individuals who successfully completed a Praxis test required for licensure prior to September 2013 may use the Praxis test results to satisfy the licensure test requirement at the time they apply for licensure.

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Ohio Board of Regents reports UD teachers and principals better prepared

Teachers who graduate from the University of Dayton are better prepared and more of their students exceed expectations compared to the average graduate of other Ohio education programs according to a new report by the Ohio Board of Regents. The University also plays a significant role in preparing Ohio principals, with nearly 20 percent of the state's newly licensed principals graduating from the University of Dayton. Students of these principals also meet or exceed expectations at a higher rate than those of graduates of other Ohio principal license programs, according to the report. Read more >>

New Graduate School Policy: Please Read.
Attention Business School Graduates!

Increase your job opportunities!  With your degree in business, all it takes to acquire a school treasurer’s license are three semester hours in school law, and three semester hours in school finance, plus completion of a 300 hour internship in a school treasurer’s office, under the direct supervision of a licensed school treasurer. Please contact Dr. David Dolph at for more information!

Internship Registration

The Educational Leadership Department provides the option to complete an internship one calendar year from the date of registration (EDL Student Handbook Page 10). If an individual does not complete the internship during the semester registered, and does not register for course work the semester following the internship, then the student's account will become inactive. (Exception:  Student accounts remain active for summer semester without registration for additional course work.)  

Students must complete the Graduate School request for associate dean approval to continue in the 'In Progress' / 'Incomplete' course work. Go to your student website Porches. Click on the Graduate School tab and then on "Graduate Student Certification." Follow the instructions to complete the form. There is a $25.00 fee for each semester certified.  Scan and email, or fax (937-229-3199), the completed form to Gina Seiter, Graduate Program Advisor, at

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Upcoming Events

New Instructional Leadership in Catholic Schools Certificate

Beginning in the Spring 2014 term, the Department of Educational Leadership will offer the Instructional Leadership in Catholic Schools Certificate. This certificate program will focus on coursework that will enhance the ability of students to assist other in curricular and instructional improvement. Specifically, the certificate program will consist of three courses, each worth three semester hours for a total of nine semester hours. The courses will focus on leadership and human interaction (EDA 505), curriculum (EDA 511) and instructional leadership (EDA 510).  

The certificate program will provide students with needed skills and knowledge to fulfill the role of an "instructional coach." Course content included in the program will provide students with the skills, abilities and dispositions to effectively work with peers in order to improve instruction.

The courses are distinctly Catholic in nature. Course material relies heavily on Catholic Church documents, and focuses on applying course material in a Catholic school setting.

There is a four-year time limit for completing the certificate.

Courses required for this certificate may fulfill some of the requirements for the Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with a Catholic School Leadership Concentration if the degree completion meets the 10-year time limit.  

Please email Ms. Janice Keivel at for more information.

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