Graduate Programs


The mission of The University of Toledo’s graduate program in Educational Administration and Supervision is to develop principals, superintendents and educational leaders who are ethical, creative and collaborative problem solvers in preK-12 education.  

The Educational Administration and Supervision curriculum is a blend of practical experience, leadership theory and research design. UToledo graduate students think deeply about the impact of leadership on a school community or district. They learn to use data to improve schools and enhance student learning.  

The Judith Herb College of Education offers two graduate degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision and a certificate for Principal Licensure: 

Our unique certificate program is designed for Ohio educators who hold a master's degree in an education-related field and wish to earn a license as a building-level administrator.

The M.Ed. program provides all necessary coursework to be eligible for the Ohio licensure exam. Licensure is a requirement for public school principals and other building-level administrators, as well as district-level leaders. 

Build a program and choose a research specialization that fulfills your professional goals and personal interests. Original research and dissertation are required.

Top Reasons to Study educational administration and supervision at UToledo

  1. Accredited.
    UToledo's Educational Administration and Supervision graduate program received full approval from CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). It meets Ohio licensure standards and satisfies Ohio Department of Education standards for principal/building-level administrator licensure. 
  2. Practical, hands-on experience.
    Our students engage in a blend of classroom learning and internships located in school districts throughout the region. 
  3. Convenience.

    Our programs are designed for working professionals. Complete courses in a variety of formats: 

    • On-campus, evening classes 
    • Online classes through synchronous video conferencing 
    • Blend of online and on-campus courses 
  4. Research opportunities.

    Master's and doctoral students in the educational and administration graduate program have opportunities to collaborate with faculty. Students: 

    • Conduct research 
    • Present at national conferences 
    • Co-author papers for publication 



What jobs can I get with an educational administration and supervision degree?

Toledo’s EDAS program provides administrators to multiple districts throughout the region. Graduates of the program are highly motivated and skilled leaders. They: 

  • Understand the latest educational research 
  • Can employ multiple change strategies 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills 

At the building level, UToledo graduates are employed as: 

  • Assistant/associate principals 
  • Principals 
  • Program curriculum coordinators 

At the district level, they land positions as: 

  • Assistant/associate superintendents 
  • Superintendents 







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Last Updated: 8/23/23