Quick Facts

  1. The Department of Educational Leadership has been granting educational administration degrees since 1936. We were known as the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision until 1989, when we adopted our current name. 
  2. Our programs have been ranked in the top 20 in the United States for leadership development since 2005. The national ranking is awarded by Executive Leadership Corporation in its monthly magazine Leadership Excellence. (200,000 circulation)
  3. The department offers a blended (online and face-to-face) doctoral cohort program at the Ball State downtown Indianapolis Center. 
  4. Department faculty have published in the following journals: Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Leadership, Journal of Law and Education, Journal of School Business Management, Thresholds in Education, Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, Educational Research Quarterly, Journal of Technology Studies, American School Board Journal, West's Education Law Reporter, Journal of Thought, Current Issues in Education, The Elementary School Journal and the American Journal of Education.
  5. Almost one-third of current Indiana superintendents received their EdS or EdD degrees through us. This makes Ball State University the state leader. 
  6. More than 20 percent of current Indiana principals received their license through the department's master’s or licensure program. 
  7. We offer the MAE and EdD in educational administration and supervision and the EdS in school superintendency. 
  8. We offer our entire master's degree program online. Students choose where they will do their two-semester internship. 
  9. Most educational administration majors are part-time students. Our largest enrollment occurs in the summer. We have approximately 800 graduate students. 
  10. Our department has one of the largest distance education master's degree programs at Ball State. 
  11. Our department has five graduate assistants. 
  12. Our department sponsors two Study Councils made up of approximately 80 public school superintendents across Indiana.
  13. The department participates in the superintendent search process with the other major state universities in assisting school corporations as they select superintendents. 
  14. The department has eight full-time faculty members, five adjunct professors, and an administrative coordinator.