12 months
747 USD/credit 22410 USD/year
747 USD/credit 22410 USD/year
442 USD/credit 13260 USD/year
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The Principalship program of The University of Akron prepares candidates for Ohio state principalship license through a masters degree and post-masters component.


Key facts:

  • This rigorous Principalship program of The University of Akron prepares candidates to meet national standards for educational administration. These standards are currently used by Ohio (and over 30 other states) to evaluate educational administrators. These standards are based on the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) (Council, 1996). These ISLLC standards as used by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) (National Policy Board, 2002) in cooperation with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education to accredit educational administration programs.
  • The principalship program requires that candidates be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions as outlined in the Ohio Principalship Standards and the Educational Leadership Licensure Consortium. The standards are assessed as part of coursework and require that candidates in the program are able to demonstrate leadership in their schools. Program courses are designed so that a candidate begins the study of school leadership in ways that can be balanced with classroom teaching responsibilities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophies of Education
  • Seminar in Educational Psychology
  • Using Research to Inform Practice
  • Organizational Leadership
  • School Contexts and Community Involvement
  • School Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications to the master’s program in Principalship must be completed and submitted at least six weeks (domestic) or six months (international) before the beginning of the term for which admission is sought in order to allow for adequate processing time. 
  • Applicants must have a 2.75 or higher undergraduate cumulative grade point average to be fully admitted. 
  • Applicants must also hold a valid Ohio teaching license for a minimum of two to three years.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 747 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 442 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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