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If requiring an M.S. in Education, Elementary, see the Elementary Education website in this bulletin

If requiring an M.S. in Education, Secondary, see the Secondary Education website in this bulletin

The Educational Leadership Program was developed especially for those who desire licensure for a principalship in Indiana. The Indiana principal licensure is a PK-12 license and the IU South Bend cohort program addresses the knowledge, dispositions, and performances required of school leaders.

There are two methods for obtaining the necessary coursework to complete the program:

  • For those who already possess a master’s degree and prerequisites, there is a 27 credit hour cohort program.
  • For those who do not yet have a master’s degree, there is a combined Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in elementary or secondary education, combined with the 27 credit hour Educational Leadership Program to obtain licensure for the principalship.

IU South Bend’s Educational Leadership Program utilizes extensive field experiences, authentic learning, and problem solving as major ingredients for each course; leaving students informed, skilled, and well prepared for successful completion of the state licensing examination.

The two-year cohort structure ensures a consistently small class size and promotes the development of close and supportive collegial bonds. At the time students graduate, they have not only acquired the essential skills for successful schools, but they have also established a strong professional network, essential to success as an administrator.

Educational Leadership Licensure

Program Requirements (51 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Prerequisites (18 cr.)

For the Master of Science in Education, Secondary or Elementary Education with K-12 licensure in Educational Leadership, students must have prior approval from the department head to be sure all prerequisites are met.

Prerequisites to admission to the school leadership major:
  • EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues
  • EDUC-P 503 Introduction to Research
  • EDUC-P 507 Assessment in the Schools
  • EDUC-R 503 Instructional Media Applications

Select one of the following (depending on prior coursework):

  • EDUC-E 535 Elementary School Curriculum
  • EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Curriculum
  • EDUC-S 530 Junior High and Middle School Curriculum

Select one of the following (depending on prior coursework):

  • EDUC-P 515 Child Development
  • EDUC-P 516 Adolescent Development

Core Courses (27 cr.)
  • EDUC-A 500 Introduction to Educational Leadership
  • EDUC-A 504 Knowledge of Teaching and Learning (6 cr.)
  • EDUC-A 510 School Community Relations
  • EDUC-A 590 Independent Study in Educational Leadership
    VT: Research in School Administration
  • EDUC-A 608 Legal Perspectives on Education
  • EDUC-A 625 Administration of Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-A 627 Secondary School Administration
  • EDUC-A 630 Economic Dimensions of Education

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