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If you are a public or Christian school educator and view your work as a platform for ministry, Cedarville's unique online Christian Principal Licensure program is ideally suited for you! You are an educator, so you know going back to school is a big decision! But, it is also a pathway to new opportunities, greater influence, and achieving your career goal of becoming a school principal.

This program offers you:

  • Convenient eight-week, all-online classes that fit your busy schedule
  • Cohort-based approach that keeps you on track to accomplish your goal
  • Affordable tuition (among the lowest cost options you’ll find)
  • The Christ-centered focus, quality faculty, and practical approach you’d expect from Cedarville University

If you want to increase your effectiveness in the classroom and become a leader in the teaching profession, pursue your Christian principal certificate online through Cedarville University!

Program Information

Cedarville's 32-credit hour program — nearly half of which can be completed in conjunction with Cedarville's online M.Ed. — is designed for educators who hold a master's degree in education, have at least two years of successful K–12 teaching experience as well as a current teaching license, and who desire to become school principals or building-level administrators. The program fulfills the requirements for a state of Ohio principal’s license. Teachers working full-time will be able to complete the program through part-time enrollment.

Each student cohort will begin courses in the summer and progress through the program supporting each other and learning best practices of building-level administration in a collaborative way.

The capstone experience of the Principal Licensure program will be a one-semester internship. Students will work with a principal who will serve as a mentor and facilitator.

This experience will allow students to experience the day-to-day situations and problems that face today’s school administrator.