Ohio University

Educational Studies Certificates, Endorsements and Minors


Computer/Technology Endorsement

Our Multi-age Computer Technology Endorsement program prepares licensed K12 teachers who plan to teach computer applications or who want to assume technology coordinator positions; it provides the K-12 teacher with an opportunity to provide instruction in the area of computer literacy and computer education in Ohio classrooms. 

Diversity Studies Certificate

The diversity studies certificate is an interdisciplinary certificate program that is available to all Ohio University undergraduate students. It is intended to complement and enhance a student’s general education, academic major and/or career preparation. 

Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate Online

The Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate is designed to expose participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction and experiences in education public policy leadership studies.  Upon completion, students will have a strong command of the education public policy-making process, including policy development, analysis, implementation, evaluation, and advocacy. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and skills that will increase their employability in the education public policy sphere.

Instructional Design Professionals Certificate Online

The Professional Instructional Design Certificate prepares professionals with the knowledge, skills and experiences to work independently and collaboratively in this fast-growing occupation. The courses also apply toward our master's degree in educational technology.

Principal Preparation

Through a balanced approach of online and in-class instruction, the program offers course work and internships required for obtaining a master’s degree in educational administration and/or an Ohio principal’s license. Students may choose to pursue only the license or only the master’s degree or they can pursue both the degree and license.

Superintendent's Licensure

The Superintendent Licensure Program includes a balanced approach of online and in-class instruction which is coupled with internships. The program, which can be completed in twelve months, focuses on the managerial, planning/leadership, and human relations responsibilities of district leaders.

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. 

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