Graduate Programs for OAESA

SAIL - Concordia University Chicago

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Ohio Licensures and Endorsements • CAEP-Accredited

As Ohio’s premier provider of Principal Licensure (Administrative License) and professional development to the educators in the state, OAESA endorses these programs and delivers curriculum embedded throughout the Principal and Teacher Leader licensure programs. All Licensure and Endorsement programs are fully approved and recognized by the Ohio Department of Education and lead directly to the Ohio state endorsement or license.

Leadership Programs

Principal Licensure w/ MA

Offers Certificate | Online | 2 Years

Principal Licensure Only

Offers Certificate | Online | 2 Years

Principal Licensure w/ Doctorate

Offers Certificate | Online | 4 Years

Superintendent Licensure w/ Doctorate

Offers Certificate | Online | 4 Years

Superintendent Licensure Only

Offers Certificate | Online | 1 Year

Teacher Leader Master's with Endorsement

Offers Certificate | Online | 2 Years

Teacher Leader Endorsement Only

Offers Certificate | Online | 1 Year

Teacher Leader Doctorate w/ Endorsement

Offers Certificate | Online | 4 Years

Additional Programs

NEW Program Benefits

  • Up to 50% transfer credits considered
  • Financial aid available for all degree seeking programs
  • Up to 34% tuition discount for MA programs
  • Transcripts available after each course for district reimbursement
  • 2-year completion time (for MA)
  • Simple and streamlined application process
  • Licensure and Endorsement programs approved by Ohio Department of Higher Education

Program Highlights

  • Earn same degree online as on campus
  • Finish one course every 8 weeks
  • Transfer credits considered
  • Professors and advisors readily available
  • No GRE or admissions test (for MA)
  • Course make-up options available
  • Flexible and convenient online format
  • Summer & holiday breaks

Tuition & Aid

  • Discounted tuition (up to 34%) from on-campus price
  • Tuition is guaranteed for the length of the program
  • Financial aid & "pay-as-you-go" plans are available
  • Student loan payments may be deferred until program completion
  • Teacher loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 may apply

Accredited, High-Quality Programs

  • These programs are arranged and made possible by the K-12 Teachers Alliance in cooperation with OAESA and Concordia University Chicago.
  • Concordia University Chicago is non-profit, CAEP-accredited institution.

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Standards Aligned Instructional Leadership (SAIL)

Standards Aligned Instructional Leadership (SAIL) was developed in response to the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) members’ requests for professional development emphasizing instructional leadership. They envisioned a job-embedded, research-based program grounded in state and national standards.

From its grassroots beginning in 2001 as a face-to-face program, SAIL attracted OAESA members from across the state looking to hone their leadership skills. With the guidance of OAESA governance and members, the SAIL curriculum was created to meet the needs of teachers and administrators alike. In 2007, SAIL moved to include an online learning format. Since its inception, SAIL has impacted thousands of educators throughout the nation.

Today, OAESA and SAIL serve not only the professional needs of field-based administrators, but educators aspiring to become teacher leaders or administrators and the institutions that prepare them to work in this segment of the profession.

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