Principal Licensure with Master's

Earn Your Principal Licensure

Online Format:

The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) has endorsed the following Principal Licensure program. This is one of the most popular licensure programs in the state and also one of the most affordable. Aligned with standards for Ohio Educators & Principals, this 33 credit hour (2-year completion time) program is being offered under $14,600 (Principal Licensure w/MA).

Licensure Program Highlights:

  • Up to 50% transfer credits considered
  • Approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education
  • Under $14,600 for Principal Licensure w/ MA
  • ONLY 33 credit hours (includes internship)
  • Aligned with standards for Ohio Educators & Principals
  • Can be completed in 2 years

Benefits of the Online Format:

  • Earn same degree online as on campus
  • No special computer skills required; user-friendly format
  • Professors and Advisors readily available
  • Accessible interaction with classmates
  • Computer Help Desk is available for tech support

Areas of Study:

Course Title Hours
EDL 6121 Ohio: Supervision and Improvement of Instruction** 3
EDL 6131 Ohio: School Evaluation & Changes Processes** 3
EDL 6241 Ohio: Instructional Leadership** 3
EDL 6300 Ohio: Ethics of School Leadership** 3
EDL 6310 Ohio: Schools, Family, Community Partnerships** 3
EDL 6220 School Organization and Human Resources** 3
EDL 6201 School Finance & Business Management** 3
EDL 6983 Ohio: School Leadership: Internship I** 3
EDL 6984 Ohio: School Leadership: Internship II** 3
EDL 6231 School Law** 3
RES 6600 Research in Education 3
  Total Credit Hours: 33

Please Note:

Courses with ** are required for Ohio Principal Licensure.

Tuition Guarantee:

The special per credit hour cohort tuition is $425 for MA - School Leadership. This rate is guaranteed not to increase over the life of the cohort. In addition, a technology fee of $15 per credit hour ($45 per 3 credit course) will be assessed for the purpose of supporting and enhancing student learning (Concordia e-mail, Blackboard, text notifications), and a $143 graduation fee. We reserve the right to offer different tuition rates, or change the prices of other programs.

Admission Requirements:

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.85 (on a 4.00 scale) and/or a Master's Degree with at least a 3.00 GPA
  • 2 years teaching experience in grade level(s) of teaching license
  • Objective Statement essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official sealed academic transcripts from institutions where degrees were earned
  • Copy of Ohio teacher license

Once all materials are submitted and your file is complete, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Your file will be reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.
  2. An admission decision will be reached immediately following the committee review, and you will be notified in writing within a few days.

NOTE: Admission to Concordia University Chicago depends on several factors, including: the cumulative GPA, program fit, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and an objective statement (critical writing sample). Students who do not have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.25 (on a 4.00 scale) will not be considered for admission.

Applicants may enroll in one semester of classes as a "pending" student awaiting an admission decision. Please note that participation and enrollment in the cohort does not guarantee admission to the University. Pending students who are denied admission will not be automatically withdrawn from the class, and will not receive a tuition refund. Pending students are not eligible for financial aid, therefore, please complete the admission process and submit official transcripts by the beginning of the semester for full admission to the graduate cohort program.

The Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services will send a letter upon receipt of your application, and non-refundable $60.00 application fee (includes 1-year Associate Membership in OAESA). If you have any questions regarding your admission status, please feel free to contact us at:

Office of Graduate Admission and Enrollment Services
Phone: 708-209-4093
Fax: 708-209-3454

Other Contacts:

Cohort Information Graduate Information Office 800-946-9608
Payment Plan Office of Student Business Services 708-209-3237
Financial Assistance Office of Student Financial Planning 708-209-3113
Online FAFSA form 800-4-FED AID

NOTE: Those who intend to apply for financial aid should complete the financial aid process at the same time they apply for admission. Financial aid is available to admitted students (not pending/guest status) and is not retroactive.

This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.