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Courses You Will Take

The following items, along with the required course work, must be completed prior to applying for this license.

Master’s degree completed (a program at Ball State or a program taken elsewhere). If you wish to complete this program as a master’s degree and a licensing program combined, you must meet all the admission criteria for a master’s degree and be accepted through the Department of Educational Leadership and the Graduate School. Completion of the courses below will not guarantee a master’s degree will be granted, unless you have been accepted in the master’s degree program.

Two years of teaching experience in an accredited school or schools in the grade coverage and areas as listed on your standard or proficient grade teaching license.
This must be verified in the form of a letter by your employing school system and submitted to our office prior to or at the time of application for this license.

School Leaders Licensure Assessment Test completed with a score of 165 or higher.

Course Requirements, 36 credit hours

  • EDAD 600 Intro to Educational Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 630 Personnel Admin in Educ Institutions (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 635 Educational Decision Making (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 684 Educational Finance (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 686 School Law (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 689 The School Principal (3 credit hours)
  • EDAD 694 Principal Internship (6 credit hours)
  • EDCUR 601 Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Dev (3 credit hours)
  • EDSUP 650 Supervision of Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • EDPSY 640 Methodology of Educational & Psychological Rsrch (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the list below:

  • EDFON 631 Philosophy of Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDFON 641 History of American Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDFON 651 Educational Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • EDMUL 660 Mult-Cultural & Multi-Ethnic Educ in Amer Schls (3 credit hours)
Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
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