Advance your career in education.

Your passion for education is evident, and that passion comes with a commitment to improving students' educational experiences. So why not take your career to the next level and prepare now as a school principal or program director? Advance your career as an administrative leader with our educational leadership programs. If you're a licensed teacher or school counselor in the state of Indiana, earn your Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) with licensure preparation, or take advantage of our Building Level Administrator (BLA) licensure-only preparation program.

The employment growth for elementary, middle, and high school principals is expected to increase eight percent through 2030.

As an experienced K-12 educator, you have valuable first-hand knowledge of the challenges school administrators face and a strong commitment to providing quality education for your students. Help meet the needs of students and community and prepare to become a school principal, program director, administrator, policy-maker, or service-minded leader in elementary or secondary education.


  Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MAEL) MAEL with Catholic school concentration Building Level Administrator
Program type
Master's degree
Licensure preparation
Catholic school concentration  
Part-time student
Start dates
Fall semester
Spring semester
Summer semester
Credit hours
26 credit hours  
38 credit hours  

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Reputation and accreditation matter!

Most Innovative 2022 logoMarian University is ranked #2 Most Innovative School among Midwest Regional Universities for 2022, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Marian jumped one spot to #27 (out of 157) for Best Midwest Regional Universities.

You want a university with a great reputation, and one with a long and respected history. Marian University was founded in 1851 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Contact an advisor at or (317) 955-6400 to speak with an advisor.