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Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

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.

Program Requirements

36 total hours required, six additional hours of mentored residency required for state building level administrator license

Required coursework: (33 hours)

  • TLL 610 Systems Thinking (2)
  • TLL 615 Authentic Leadership (3)
  • TLL 618 Program Development and Evaluation (3)
  • TLL 627 School Law and Management (3) OR TLL 630 Law and Management of Private Schools (3)
  • TLL 632 Statistical Analysis and Research (3)
  • TLL 651 Culture of High Performing Organizations (3) OR TLL 650 Call and Culture of Catholic Schools (3)
  • TLL 652 Teacher Performance and Student Learning (3)
  • TLL 660 Internship (2-4) (4 total hours required)
  • TLL 675 Leadership for Student Learning (3)
  • TLL 677 STEM and Digital Literacy Learning and Design (3)
  • TLL 690 Master’s Research Project (3)

Elective Courses (required to choose 1): (3 hours)

  • TLL 641 Grant Writing and Fundraising (3) - Required for Catholic Concentration

Required for state Building Level Administrator License only (6 hours):

  • TLL 692 Mentored Residency I (3)
  • TLL 694 Mentored Residency II (3)

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.

For more information

LaTonya Turner
Associate Director
(317) 955-6427


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