Alternative Principal License

Initial Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution;
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Two or more years of teaching or five years of successful experience in teaching, administration, education or management.

Requirements in Year One

  • Assignment of a mentor who holds a standard principal license or certificate and who has served in the capacity of principal;
  • Complete the interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium self-assessment;
  • Development of a personal learning plan approved by the mentor and superintendent;
  • Assistance in acquiring critical knowledge in the following areas: facilitating a vision, school culture and instructional program, managing the school organization, collaboration and community engagement, ethics and integrity and understanding publics.

Bachelor's degree holders

Documentation of enrollment in and satisfactory progress in a master's program in education administration at an accredited institution

Master's degree holders

Documentation of satisfactory progress in meeting the requirement of 3 semester hours in school law, 3 semester hours of school supervision and teacher evaluation.

Non-Educators

The employing school district shall develop and implement a planned program for obtaining classroom teaching experience. Such a program must require the alternatively-licensed principal or assistant principal to work with a master teacher to obtain teaching experience based on guidelines developed by the Ohio Department of Education. A total of 180 clock hours is required, with a minimum of 90 hours completed in year one and 90 hours in year two.

Requirements in Year Two

Non-Educators

  • Verification from the employing superintendent of 90 clock hours of classroom teaching experience completed during year two.

Bachelor's degree holders

  • Documentation of satisfactory progress in a master's program in education administration.

Master's degree holders

  • Documentation of continuing progress in meeting program requirements.

Requirements for Professional Principal License

Bachelor's degree holders

  • 3 years of successful experience under the alternative principal license;
  • Completion of a master's degree in education administration from an accredited institution;
  • Participation in a structured mentoring program;
  • Successful completion of the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Educational Leadership Exam (#015);
  • For non-educators, verification of successful completion of required classroom teaching experience.

Master's degree holders

  • 3 years of successful experience under the alternative principal license;
  • Completion of 6 semester hours in school law, school supervision, and teacher evaluation, plus an additional 6 semester hours or 90 clock hours of professional development based on pre-assessment data and personal learning goals;
  • Participation in a structured mentoring program;
  • Successful completion of the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Educational Leadership Exam (#015);
  • For non-educators, verification of successful completion of required classroom teaching experience.

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Last Modified: 1/9/2014 11:54:01 AM