Teacher Leader Endorsement
The Ohio University Patton College of Education Teacher Leader Endorsement is designed to meet the needs of teachers who aspire to leadership roles in their schools and districts. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to enable them to provide quality professional development for their colleagues, coach and mentor other teachers, facilitate positive school/community relations, organize and analyze data and assist their principals with school improvement efforts. The Teacher Leader Endorsement will also help educators meet the requirements for the Lead Professional Educators License, the highest qualification on Ohio’s highest 4-tiered Licensure Structure.
Additionally, with advisor’s approval, the coursework required for the Teacher Leader Endorsement may be used to meet course requirements in other graduate education programs. Course in the program are as follows:
- EDAD 7300 Advanced Seminar in Leadership (4 semester hours)
- EDAD 7900 Special Topics in Educational Administration Developing Teacher Leaders (4 semester hours)
- EDAD 7915 Advanced Seminar in Leadership I (2 semester hours)
The 10 hour block consisting of two 4 hour courses and a 2 hour internship, will be offered through an online format, which meets the needs of working professionals. The entire program can be completed in two consecutive semesters, either a summer/fall or fall/spring schedule. The internship, however, will include an on-site visitation by the college supervisor sometime during the semester in which the student is enrolled. The Ohio Department of Education does not require a test for completion of this endorsement.
All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Possess a professional license/certificate
- Have completed 4 years of successful teaching
- Have earned a master’s degree from an accredited institution prior to being admitted to the endorsement program
The endorsement courses are approximately $508/credit hour for Ohio residents and $527/credit hour for students from Out-of-State. Students pursuing the Teacher Leader Endorsement program may consider the private alternative loan as a resource. Information about alternative loans is found on the website for the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. For assistance with financial aid questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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