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Department of Education: (440) 826-2166, (440) 826-3779 (fax)
Admission: Lauryn Rosinski, (440) 826-2915,
Academic Advisor: Gail Habig, (440) 826-6534,

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Program Format (course sequence): Online

The MAEd in school leadership is designed for teachers who are seeking the principal's license. It is equally relevant for teachers who aspire to work within a school system on curriculum design, development and reform. Program curriculum is based upon principal standards established by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP).

  • Explore leadership theories and practices that promote the success of all students in today’s diverse school environments.
  • Learn the essential elements to develop a school vision, establish a culture of high standards of learning and implement and evaluate continuous improvement plans.
  • Apply best practices through effective instructional programs and comprehensive professional development plans at the building and district levels.
  • Examine curriculum design, development and reform as influenced and impacted by federal and state standards.
  • Understand the components of a professional code of ethics as they pertain to the legal rights and responsibilities of students, parents, faculty, staff, administration and community members.

MAED Academic Calendar

2022-23 Calendar


  • Forty-two semester hours lead to the MAEd in school leadership and a building principal license that aligns with the candidate's licensed teaching grade levels.
  • Students who already hold a master's degree may complete just the principal curriculum to earn a license.
  • Complete an internship in your school district as you continue in your teaching role.
  • Enroll part time while you continue to teach and complete the master's program in just two years.


  • Successful completion of a principal licensure program.
  • Passage of state-approved assessment for school leadership.
  • Must have earned a master's degree.
  • Must have a minimum of two years teaching experience or work experience under a professional pupil services license for the ages and grade levels for which the principal license is sought.

Advanced Practice Minor

BW's K-12 MAEd programs provide students with concentrated expertise in a targeted area plus the breadth of knowledge in another area resulting in an advanced practice minor. Minors can be obtained in:

  • Literacy
  • Special education
  • Technology integration


School Partnership Program

Many students enrolled in BW's MAEd programs are employed by school districts that participate in the BW School Partnership Program, providing them with a simplified application process and other benefits.