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Certificate options, Department of Educational Administration

Choose from five certificate programs

Certificate in Applied Social Science Research Methods

For students in education, the non-profit sector, and government positions who hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and are interested in learning how to undertake scientific research, or simply better understand research they read, in the social and behavioral sciences.

Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development Preparation

For students who have completed the Educational Leadership MSE program (or a comparable M.S. program). This prepares educators to work as a Curriculum Director or Special Education Director.

Candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 15 hours of designated educator preparation coursework (CIPD).
  • Provide evidence of two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching credential.
  • Obtain a passing score of 220 on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) state test.

The Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development license is a five-year license and requires two years' teaching experience.

Note: This is an Educator Preparation Program (leading to a State of Ohio-issued license & a certificate issued by the University of Dayton).

Certificate in Instructional Leadership in Catholic Schools

Program provides valuable training, preparation and educational experiences for Catholic school teachers who wish to help others improve their instructional abilities. Coursework that enhances your ability to assist others in curricular and instructional improvement. The certificate program consists of three courses, each worth three semester hours (a total of nine semester hours). The courses focus on leadership and human interaction (EDA 505), curriculum (EDA 511) and instructional leadership (EDA 510). Program provides you with the needed skills and knowledge to fulfill the role of an "instructional coach."

The courses are distinctly Catholic in nature, and rely heavily on Catholic Church documents. Focus is 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 Educational Leadership MSE with opt. designated Catholic schools course sections, if the degree completion meets the 10-year time limit.

Certificate in Principal Preparation

For students who have completed the Educational Leadership MSE program (or a comparable master's program). Learn more about the Online Certificate in Principal Preparation.

Candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 12 hours of designated educator preparation coursework (principal).
  • Provide evidence of two years of successful teaching experience under a standard teaching credential.
  • Obtain a passing score of 220 on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) state test.

Note: This is an Educator Preparation Program (leading to a State of Ohio-issued license & a certificate issued by the University of Dayton).

Certificate in Superintendent Preparation

For students who have completed the Educational Leadership MSE program (or a comparable master's program) and have obtained principal licensure.

Candidates must do the following:

  • Complete 12 hours of designated educator preparation coursework (superintendent).
  • Provide evidence of three years of successful administrative experience under a standard administrative credential.
Administration license examination required

As of Sept. 1, 2013, the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) test seriesreplaced the Praxis II series as the required Ohio educator licensure tests. Individuals who successfully completed a Praxis test before September 2013 may use the Praxis test results to satisfy the test requirement at the time they apply for licensure.

Note: This is an Educator Preparation Program (leading to a State of Ohio-issued license & a certificate issued by the University of Dayton).

CONTACT

Department of Educational Administration

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2963
937-229-3738