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School Leadership

Master of Education, Principal Licensure

Graduate Program

  • Graduate Program

Connects Theory to Practice

Designed for educators with a minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience who wish to become school principals or administrators. The 33 credit hour program allows teachers to complete their masters and licensure requirements in two years of part-time enrollment while working full time. The program is accredited by CAEP and the Ohio Higher Learning Commission. Our students rate each indicator on the Ohio Educator Preparation survey higher in every category than the state average. (OAE)

Contact Info

Kathy Mecoli, (she/her)

School Leadership coordinator

McGuffey Hall

210 E. Spring Street

Oxford, OH 45056

(937) 903-2824

Curriculum and Courses

The School Leadership curriculum is based on the Ohio Principal Standards and the National Educational Leadership Preparation standards.<br>Most SLP courses are taught by full-time Miami faculty; some are taught by current school leaders, and some courses are offered in a hybrid format-a blend of traditional class sessions and online components. Much of the course work is connected to the students' leadership work in their schools which is guided by their school principal or district administrator.

A distinctive feature of the School Leadership program is the cohort system. Students are accepted in cohorts, reflecting the department’s vision of educational leadership as a collaborative process. Under the cohort system, a selected group of individuals who aspire to build leadership roles progress together through a designed program, creating networks and mutually supportive practices as they advance through their coursework.

  • EDL 607: School Law
  • EDL 645: Supervision of Teaching
  • EDL 614: Family-Community-School Partnerships
  • EDL 648: Data-Informed Decision Making in Education
  • EDL 723: Public School Finance

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Facts and Stats

A Degree That Holds Its Worth

  • Top 10 College for Producing Fortune 500 CEOs Nationwide

    Money Magazine

  • 98% of Master's Graduates are Successfully Employed, Enrolled in Higher Education, or in a Volunteer/Service Program

    Miami University Data

  • Top 50 National Public University

    U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Where Education Becomes Something Greater

Explore what it means to be a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere.

Admissions Requirements

Recommendation of the school's principal or asst. principal

Additional Opportunities

  • Internship/Field Placement

    Students complete a year-long principal internship in their school under the mentorship of their principal.

  • TEAM Scholarship

    Teachers employees full time in an Ohio School benefit from the TEAM scholarship which reduces tuition and fees substantially.

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