As a teacher, you have valuable experience that gives you a unique understanding of the challenges that students and schools face. Build upon those experiences as an administrator.
How you benefit
The IU Online EdS in Educational Leadership prepares you to take on leadership roles in your school, district, or educational organization. In this program, you are trained to:
- Promote the current and future success and well-being of all students.
- Apply your knowledge and skills to collaboratively lead, design, and implement a district mission, vision, and process.
- Foster continuous improvement at the district level which reflects a core set of values and priorities that include data use, technology, values, equity, diversity, digital citizenship, and community.
- Advocate for ethical decisions and cultivate professional norms and culture.
- Develop and maintain a supportive, equitable, culturally responsive, and inclusive district culture.
- Evaluate, design, cultivate, and implement coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, data systems, supports, assessment, and instructional leadership.
- Engage families, communities, and other constituents in the work of schools and the district and to advocate for district, student, and community needs.
- Develop, monitor, evaluate, and manage data-informed and equitable district systems for operations, resources, technology, and human capital management.
- Cultivate relationships, lead collaborative decision making and governance, and represent and advocate for district needs in broader policy conversations.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
- Official transcripts from every college or university attended (except Indiana University)
- Statement of purpose (750-1000 words)
- Two letters of recommendation on official letterhead from current administrators (may include vice-principals, principals, and superintendents) addressing applicant’s potential for leadership
- Licensure information or documentation of at least two years of teaching experience
Fall semester: Aug 1
Spring semester: Jan 1
Summer 1 semester: May 1
Summer 2 semester: Jun 15
To earn the EdS in Educational Leadership, you must complete 60 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
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- Building-level administrator requirements (24 credit hours)
- District-level administrator requirements (24 credit hours)
- Electives (9 credit hours)
- Leadership seminar (3 credit hours)
Below is a list of potential resources for graduate students. Note: graduate assistantships are generally intended for students studying and working on the IU Indianapolis campus.
Your IU Online EdS in Educational Leadership prepares you for education administration careers at the preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. Job titles include:
- Director of education, academic director
- Director of student services
- Library director
- Department chair
- Health services director
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