Under the Department Information tab in the Additional Upload section of the online application, you must include a Statement of Purpose.
This statement should be no more than three double-spaced pages, be written with a 12 point font, and have one-half inch right and left margins and one inch top and bottom margins. It should answer the following prompt.
Leadership programs of the IU School of Education prepare educators to be moral and transformational agents leading high performing schools and fostering equity, justice, and diversity. Leaders of this sort routinely contend with and challenge barriers to educational opportunity relating to poverty, gender, (dis)ability, race, ethnicity, and home language, among others. In preparation for this work, our students engage in ongoing discussions and critical analyses of school organization, community relations, curriculum development and delivery, legal and financial issues, and leadership practice. This work demands the ability to reflect and respond in written and oral form.
So that we can assess interest and commitment to engaging with our faculty and fellow students in these efforts, we ask all candidates provide a Statement of Purpose for entering the IU Educational Leadership program. This statement should clearly introduce you, indicate your educational and professional goals and relate these to your educational, work and life experiences.
Submit official transcripts from every college or university you attended.
Note: You do not need to submit transcripts from any Indiana University campus.
Submit two Letters of Reference/Nomination on official letterhead with signatures from current administrators specifically addressing leadership experiences with potential for leadership success as a school principal.
Note: We do not accept reference letters online. Please mail them directly to:
School of Education
902 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
The School of Education at IUPUI, will accept a TOEFL score of 79 for the Internet-based version exam.
The English for Academic Purposes exam (EAP) is waived with a TOEFL score of 100.
Learn more about the TOEFL
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If you are on a Visa status or will need to use a Visa in order to pursue your education at IUPUI, please contact the Office of International Affairs. Their phone number is, (317) 274-7000.
Access their Visa information here and view their contact information here.
View additional information about the School of Education's English Proficiency Requirements for international students.