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Master of Education in Ohio Principal Licensure

Administrators in the P-12 educational setting are in need of meaningful leadership, critical to the success of schools and its teaching professionals. Such leaders are responsible for cultivating those leading their classrooms and supporting their growth. For those teaching professionals working in Ohio whose goal is to be one of those leading their schools and districts, Mount Union offers a Master of Education in Ohio principal licensure.


After earning your M.Ed. degree in Ohio principal licensure, you will have met Ohio’s master’s degree and principal preparation program requirements to sit for the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam and earn the Ohio Principal's License (PK-6, 4-9 and 5-12).

The University of Mount Union's Master of Education also offers concentrations in: Athletic CoachingCurriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership.


  • 36 Credit Hours

    Structured for two, six-week classes per term for six semesters, this M.Ed. is 36 total credit hours.

  • $595 per credit hour

    The 2019-2020 cost per credit hour for the M.Ed. in Ohio principal licensure is $595 per credit hour.

  • 3 Starts

    The M.Ed. in Ohio Principal Licensure can be started in the fall, spring, or summer term.

Admission Requirements | Online M.Ed. in Ohio Principal Licensure

Degree/Credentials: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Undergraduate Achievement: Possess an undergraduate cumulative grade point average equal to or greater than a 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) or a grade point average equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate study.

Experience: Provide a curriculum vitae or résumé.

Essay and Writing Ability: Applicants will submit an essay of approximately 250-500 words which outlines the applicant’s career aspirations and rationale for applying to the program. This piece will demonstrate the candidate’s ability to write at the graduate level.

Professional Recommendations: Provide two recommendations from employers or former professors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate level study and research, as well as suitability for educational leadership.

Consideration for Conditional Admission: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be judged on a case-by-case basis and will be asked to submit additional documentation in an attempt to gain conditional admission.

Personal Interview: Applicants may be selected for an interview to be conducted using phone/video conferencing. Applicants who successfully complete the interview will be admitted into the Master of Education in Ohio principal's licensure program.

Entrance to the Ohio Principal's Licensure Concentration

Fulfill all entrance requirements and possess at least one of the following criteria:

  • Possess a cumulative undergraduate GPA equal to or greater than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Document satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE): Verbal greater than or equal to 145, Quantitative greater than or equal to 144, and writing greater than or equal to 3.75
  • Possess a cumulative graduate GPA greater to or equal than to 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from at least six semester hours

Other Admission/Enrollment Related Information

TOEFL Requirement: For admission into the Master of Education program, applicants whose primary language is not English must have a recent IBT (Internet- Based TOEFL) score of 100 or more in addition to meeting other program requirements.

Transfer Credit Policy: A maximum of six (6) semester hours of graduate transfer credits will be considered. The course(s) must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution and be aligned with the objectives for the University of Mount Union course(s). Additional credits may be transferred on a case-by-case basis.

A candidate wishing credit must submit an official transcript for the work, along with a copy of the appropriate course description from the graduate catalog of the institution and may be asked to offer additional documentation, such as syllabus. To initiate a transfer credit evaluation, email a request to Dr. Melissa Askren-Edgehouse, Chair, Department of Education at

Enrollment Deposit: If admitted to the program, candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $250. This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges. Pay Your Deposit

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