Admissions and Requirements

General Degree Requirements
The Master of Arts (M.A.E.) degree requires completion of at least 36 hours of graduate course work. A minimum of 27 hours must be completed in the major, supplemented by a course in research, a course in curriculum, and a foundations course. Students must maintain grade-point averages of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Course Requirements
The following courses, totaling 27 credit hours, must be taken in educational administration and supervision:

    Credit Hours
EDAD 600             Introduction to Educational Leadership   3
EDAD 630  Human Resource Development   3
EDAD 635  Educational Decision Making   3
EDSUP 650  Supervision of Instruction   3
EDAD 684  Educational Finance and Ethics   3
EDAD 686 School Law 3
EDAD 689 The School Principal 3
EDAD 694 Principal Internship 6
27 hours
The remaining 9 credit hours are designated as follows:
EDPSY 640 Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research 3
EDCUR 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development 3
Choose one course from those listed below: 3
1) EDFON 621 Education and Ethics (3)
2) EDFON 631  Philosophy of Education (3)
3) EDFON 641 History of American Education (3)
4) EDFON 651 Educational Sociology (3)
5) EDMUL 660  Multi-Cultural and Multi-Ethnic Education
in American Schools (3)
9 Hours
Grand Total
36 Hours

Admission to the Program
Applicants for the M.A.E. in Educational Administration and Supervision must complete the university "Application for Graduate Admissions" form and return it to the Graduate School. To be admitted to graduate study toward this master's degree, a student must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by its regional accrediting association.
  • Have one of the following:
    1. An undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
    2. A cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of the baccalaureate. 
    3. A 3.2 grade-point average in 9 semester hours of graduate work approved by the chairperson of the major department and an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination. Such students will be considered probationary students until the conditions of their admission have been met.

    Licensure Requirements
    The following items, along with the required coursework, must be completed prior to applying for administrative license.

    • Master's degree completed (this program or a program taken elsewhere)
    • Two years of teaching experience
    • School Leaders Licensure Assessment test passed
    • APPLICATION FOR LICENSE Call or write:
        • Office of Teacher Education Services, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
        • 1-800-872-0369


        For additional information, contact
        Graduate Programs in Educational Administration and Supervision
        Department of Educational Leadership
        Teachers College Room 903
        Ball State University
        Muncie, IN 47306-0590
        Phone: 765-285-8488
        FAX: 765-285-2166

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