Department of Educational Studies

Educational Administration & Supervision Program


about how schools are managed, operated, or financed in UToledo’s educational administration graduate program.

The Educational Administration and Supervision program develops effective and dynamic leaders for the field of PreK-12 education—leaders who are collaborative, resourceful, and creative problem solvers.

EDAS students prepare for practice by mastering knowledge, practicing skills and developing moral and ethical standards for leadership. The program is designed to develop instructional leaders who can use data for school improvement to enhance student learning. Students have a well-balanced experience in leadership theory and research design as well as in the practical experiences that prepare them for the roles of leadership in America’s schools.  Ohio licensure is available with additional coursework beyond the degree program. 


The Judith Herb College of Education offers three graduate degrees in educational administration and supervision:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)
    Original research and dissertation required

  • Educational Specialist (EdS)
    Designed for students who already have a master’s degree and who want additional coursework and/or licensure without going on for a doctoral degree

  • Master of Education (MEd)
    Can add Ohio Licensure (6 additional semester hours) as a building-level administrator at three levels:  PreK–Grade 6, Grades 4–8 and Grades 5–12.

GRADUATE certificates

  • Principal Licensure Certificate 
    The Principal Licensure Certificate opens doors to graduates who already hold a Master’s Degree in a preK-12 teaching discipline. Graduates complete 21 semester hours of coursework comprised of the Educational Administration and Supervision’s 7 core graduate level courses.  Courses are offered face- to-face, distance learning, and blended.



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


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

At the building level, UT graduates are employed as:

  • Assistant/associate principals
  • Principals
  • Program curriculum coordinators

At the district level, they find positions as:

  • Assistant/associate superintendents
  • Superintendents
Last Updated: 2/18/20