Career and Technical Leadership Program




The goal of the educational leadership program is to develop educational leaders who can lead, regardless of their role, so that students learn. Whether as a teacher or as an administrator, the BGSU educational leadership program will provide you the tools "to lead where you are."

Our Career and Technical Educational Leadership program is designed to meet the unique needs of prospective leaders in career and technical education (CTE) settings as they endeavor to prepare students for the demands of the 21st century work force.

Two Different Locations:

Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, Ohio and Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua, Ohio

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Contact Dr. Paul Johnson for enrollment details.

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Program Delivery

This unique CTE leadership program will be offered in a blended online format with classes meeting face-to-face 3 times per semester (first week, midterm week, finals week) with the remaining class sessions delivered online.

What makes the BGSU CTE Educational Leadership Cohort different?

  • A focus on leadership skills applicable across a variety of CTE settings
  • Curriculum content designed by, and for, CTE leaders
  • Guest lecturers with CTE leadership experience
  • An emphasis on improving classroom and lab instruction in CTE settings
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable faculty with PK-12 administrative experience at the building, central office, superintendent, board of education, and CTE settings

Be part of a program and curriculum with a national reputation

The BGSU educational leadership programs are accredited by the state of Ohio and are fully accredited by NCATE and ELCC.  Additionally, our online programs have been recognized among the top online programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. BGSU is a proud member of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), a consortium of research universities committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children.

Read more about the program

The required coursework for the M.Ed. and principal license consists of 33 semester hours offered over a two-year period.  Candidates who have already earned a master's degree may enroll in our 30-semester-hour educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree program or pursue our 24-semester-hour principal licensure-only program.

CTE Administrative Specialist License

In addition to initial principal licensure, completers may also be eligible to apply for a CTE Administrative Specialist license issued by BGSU/ODE.

Updated: 03/23/2021 04:41PM