District-Level Leadership Certificate (Post-Grad, Blended)

Students must hold valid principal licensure in the state of Ohio.

This is a post-master’s certificate program consisting of a minimum of 15 credit hours leading to superintendent licensure in Ohio. Students may instead choose to pursue admission into the post-master’s blended degree program, Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration and Supervision.

Required Courses (9 hours)

An investigation of the underlying personnel functions and concepts with emphasis on policies related to selection, evaluation, and development of personnel.

The study of the interrelationship of the school board and the superintendent. Special emphasis is placed on the professional roles and responsibilities within the school community.

(Year-long District-level Internship) Internship experiences, planned and guided cooperatively by university and school district personnel, will synthesize and apply the knowledge, and to practice and develop the skills required for Administrative Licensure. practicum/internship experience.

Electives (6 hours)

The study of the collective bargaining process with emphasis on employee relations, negotiations, contract management, and other legal issues impacting school operations. Moral and ethical implications of policy options and political strategies will be an additional area of focus.

Overview of the planning, modernization, and management of facilities in education; approached in terms of providing shelter that meets public health, sanitation, and safety requirements and provides the amount, distribution, and character of space, equipment, and furnishings.

The following courses have limited availability or require admission to the doctoral program:

  • EDAS 7240 School Business Affairs (3hrs)
  • EDAS 7310 Seminar: Educational Law (3hrs)
  • EDAS 7340 Seminar: Educational Finance (3hrs)
  • EDAS 7350 Seminar: Integrated Leadership in Educational Organizations (3hrs)

These EDLS offerings are for Ed.D. Cohort students only:

  • EDLS 7010 Organizational Change (3hrs)
  • EDLS 7110 Moral and Ethical Leadership (4hrs)
  • EDLS 7210 Leadership Theories (4hrs)
  • EDLS 7310 Diversity and Cultural Leadership (3hrs)
  • EDLS 7410 Institutional Policy (3hrs)
  • EDLS 7610 Technology Trends in Institutional Leadership (3hrs)

Step 1: Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

  1. Go to: http://choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online/?graduate
  2. Click APPLY NOW
  3. Enter a username and password

All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. Note: There is a non-refundable application fee.

Step 2: Submit proof of valid principal licensure in the state of Ohio to:

EDAS Program Coordinator
550 Education Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0250