Educational institutions need great leaders. The Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State prepares you to become one of them. As a student, you will experience a powerful mixture of scholarly rigor and real-world, practical experience under the guidance of our well-respected faculty, all of whom have served in the field as teachers, principals, and superintendents. Plus, our convenient online learning programs and internships are perfect for busy working professionals. As a graduate of our department—which has the largest principal preparation program in the state, and is tied as the largest superintendent preparation program—you’ll be well prepared to further your career as a school leader.

Master of Arts in Education in Educational Administration and Supervision

All Online

Receive the education and training needed for an initial license as a principal through our master of arts in education (MAE) in educational administration and supervision program. Offered entirely online, our program focuses primarily on P-12 building-level leadership. Learn more.

Building-Level Administrative License

All Online

This program is for students who already hold an educational master’s degree. To add a building-level administrative license to your existing master’s, you’ll need to complete course requirements plus hold a professional educator’s license and have two years of full-time professional experience in an accredited school. Learn more.

Specialist in Education Degree in School Superintendency

Blend of On-Campus and Online

The specialist in education degree in school superintendency covers a wide range of courses in educational administration, preparing you to lead as a superintendent or district-level leader. Learn more.

Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision

Blend of On-Campus and Online

Our doctoral degree in education administration and supervision helps you build on your master’s degree to form a deeper understanding of educational administration concepts and practices. You’ll graduate equipped to lead in a wide variety of educational environments. Learn more.