Educating Leaders for Our Schools
The Master’s in Education Leadership is designed for currently licensed K-12 teachers who want to become administrators, including principals, in K-12 schools. The curriculum complements the Building Level Administrator license program, essentially allowing teachers to earn both the license and the master’s degree in a shorter amount of time.
Students in the program will be able to earn their master’s degree as quickly as 18 months, and then complete an internship in one additional semester. They must then pass a State-required standardized test to earn their Building Level Administrator License, which qualifies them for jobs in school administration.
Concentration in Catholic Education
Last year, more than 15 percent of Catholic schools in the Indianapolis Archdiocese had openings in administration. Teachers with an interest in becoming a principal or administrator in Catholic schools can choose to pursue a curriculum that earns an M.A.Ed. in Education Leadership with a Concentration in Catholic Education.
Teachers currently employed in Catholic schools will be eligible for scholarships that cover 25 percent of their tuition, if they pursue the M.A.Ed. in Education Leadership with a Concentration in Catholic Education. Those who demonstrate exceptional promise may be eligible for scholarships for up to 50 percent of tuition, as funds permit. Those in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis may apply for additional funding through the Archdiocese.