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Educational Leadership

Sandra Lozano LeonPictured | Sandra Lozano Leon | Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership | Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education, Purdue University Northwest, 2018 | East Chicago, Indiana (hometown)
Teaching Position | Harrison Elementary School
Volunteer Activity | Middle school soccer coach

Master of Science in Education (Educational Leadership)

Plan of Study

About the Program

The Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership is a 33-credit hour program that prepares individuals to be effective leaders within today’s educational environment. The program provides candidates with guidance and mentorship while completing transformative clinical experiences and opportunities. The program leads to a license in Building Level Administration.

Graduates of the Educational Leadership Program promote success within schools, districts, and communities by demonstrating principal-centered leadership characteristics:

  • Leaders who are lifelong learners
  • Leaders who are service oriented
  • Leaders who radiate positive energy
  • Leaders who believe in others
  • Leaders who rely on creative thinking
  • Leaders who create synergistic moments
  • Leaders who act with integrity

Candidates in the program are required to complete field experiences, including one internship. This provides significant opportunities to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in courses within real settings.

Admission Procedures

For further information regarding admission procedures, please see the School of Education Graduate Degrees page.

Prerequisite Coursework

The candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science in Education degree or a Master of Science in Education degree from an accredited institution and have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4-point scale) or specific GRE scores if the CGPA is between 2.5 and 2.999.

Curriculum (33 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Note | Students must graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to receive an Master of Science in Education from IU South Bend

Degree Requirements (27 cr.)
  • EDUC-A 500 Introduction to Education Leadership
  • EDUC-A 510 School Community Relations
  • EDUC-A 515 Educational Leadership: Teacher Development and Evaluation
  • EDUC-A 560 Political Perspective of Education 
  • EDUC-A 608 Legal Perspectives on Education
  • EDUC-A 625 Administration of Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-A 627 Secondary School Administration
  • EDUC-A 629 Data-Informed Decision-Making for School Leaders
  • EDUC-A 630 Economic Dimensions of Education

Field-Based Requirements (6 cr.)
  • EDUC-A 590 Independent Study in Educational Leadership (repeat three 1-cr. classes)
    VT: Research in School Administration
  • EDUC-A 695 Practicum in Educational Leadership

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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