Course of Study

Classes are offered in an online, blended format. Over a 16-week semester, a class will meet three or four times face-to-face (first week, midterm week, finals week) with 12 or 13 online sessions. Typically, the online sessions are asynchronous in their presentation, meaning that students are not expected to be at the computer at the same time from their homes or other work place. This provides a high level of flexibility for students. Summer semester courses are offered in a similar format. We strongly believe there is benefit in combining online instruction with face-to-face meetings. Face-to-face classes provide an opportunity for dialogue and reflection, and the online component offers a significant amount of flexibility and personalization.

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The coursework varies slightly according to your program (Master's Degree, Specialist Degree, and Principal Licensure). Click on the tab below that corresponds to your program of interest to read more about the course requirements for your program.

*Courses are not always offered in the semesters listed. To obtain accurate information about course scheduling, contact us.

There are two courses of study for the Master's Degree.

Plan II includes 33 credit hours of courses, as explained below. For Plan I, a student must complete 18-21 hours in the Educational Leadership Core, 6 hours of coursework in the Research (and Statistics) Core, and at least 3 credit hours of thesis research (EDAS 6990).

Educational Leadership Core (24 Credit Hours)

All of the following classes are required.

Course NumberCourse Title
Semesters Offered*
EDAS 6210Introduction to Organizational Leadership and ChangeFall
EDAS 6230Law, Ethics and Negotiations in School AdministrationSummer
EDAS 6240Fiscal Management and Resource AllocationSummer
EDAS 6250School Culture, Instructional Program, and Professional Staff DevelopmentFall
EDAS 6300Leadership Practicum/Internship IFall, Spring, Summer
EDAS 7210Information Management, Evaluation and Student Personnel ServiceSummer
EDAS 7220Diversity of School Communities and Political DynamicsSummer

Research Core (6 Credit Hours)

EDFI 6420 is required, and one of the other two courses (EDFI 6410 or EDFI 6450) is required.

Course NumberCourse Title
Semesters Offered*
EDFI 6410Statistics in EducationFall
EDFI 6420Research in EducationFall
EDAS 6450Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve PracticeSummer

Course in Foundations (3 Credit Hours)

Any one of the following courses will meet this requirement.

Course NumberCourse Title
Semesters Offered*
EDFI 6000Philosophy of EducationFall
EDFI 6010Comparative EducationSummer
EDFI 6020History of EducationSummer
EDFI 6710Human Growth and Development
Fall
EDFI 6730AdolescenceFall, Spring, Summer

Required Coursework (30 Credit Hours)

All of the following classes are required in addition to one 3-credit EDAS or EDTL elective. Recommended electives include EDAS 7330 (Collective Bargaining) and EDAS 7230 (Personnel Administration).

Course NumberCourse Title
Semesters Offered*
EDAS 6210Introduction to Organizational Leadership and ChangeFall
EDAS 6230Law, Ethics and Negotiations in School AdministrationSummer
EDAS 6240Fiscal Management and Resource AllocationSummer
EDAS 6250School Culture, Instructional Program, and Professional Staff DevelopmentFall
EDAS 6260Seminar: Special Education Law, Inclusion, and Intervention Teams 
EDAS 6300Leadership Practicum/Internship IFall, Spring, Summer
EDAS 7210Information Management, Evaluation and Student Personnel ServiceSummer
EDAS 7220Diversity of School Communities and Political DynamicsSummer
EDAS 7300
District Level Internship 

Required Coursework (24 Credit Hours)

The principal licensure program (Educational Leadership Core) consists of the following eight courses. Additionally, licensure candidates must meet all the requirements of the ODE/BGSU Licensure checklist to be eligible for licensure.

Course NumberCourse Title
Semesters Offered*
EDAS 6210Introduction to Organizational Leadership and ChangeFall
EDAS 6230Law, Ethics and Negotiations in School AdministrationSummer
EDAS 6240Fiscal Management and Resource AllocationSummer
EDAS 6250School Culture, Instructional Program, and Professional Staff DevelopmentFall
EDAS 6260Seminar: Special Education Law, Inclusion, and Intervention Teams 
EDAS 6300Leadership Practicum/Internship IFall, Spring, Summer
EDAS 7210Information Management, Evaluation and Student Personnel ServiceSummer
EDAS 7220Diversity of School Communities and Political DynamicsSummer

Required Coursework (15 Credit Hours)

The superintendent licensure program consists of 5 required courses.

Course NumberCourse Title
Semesters Offered*
EDAS 7230Personnel Administration in EducationFall
EDAS 7250Board of Education and Superintendent RelationsSummer
EDAS 7300Leadership Practicum/Internship II
Summer
EDAS 7330Seminar: Collective BargainingFall
EDAS 7360Seminar: Educational Facilities Planning and Management