Are you interested in becoming an educational leader? In the Department of Educational Leadership, degree programs based on high standards of excellence, innovation, applied research, and service lay the groundwork for your career as a school principal, director, or superintendent.

The Department of Educational Leadership is a vibrant and collaborative learning community of professional educators dedicated to P-12 school improvement. We employ an effective scholar-practitioner model that will help you excel as a school administrator, researcher, and instructional leader. We have a reputation for providing rigorous and relevant programs, and we prepare more Indiana school administrators than any other university in the state.

Prepare for a dynamic future as a school leader with award-winning faculty members who care about your success. Make a difference and lead.

Mission Statement

The Department of Educational Leadership will have a positive impact on P-20 scholar-practitioners worldwide through the relentless pursuit of inclusive excellence for education.Revised Mission: The Department of Educational Leadership prepares highly effective P-20 leaders through collaborative, learner-centered programs that develop responsible, reflective, and innovative professionals who advocate for students, promote inclusive excellence, and serve with integrity in their schools, educational institutions, and communities.

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The licensure programs in the Department of Educational Leadership are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Teachers College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Study Councils

Our department sponsors two study councils: the East-Central Indiana School Study Council and the North-Central Public School Study Council. The organizations study issues, share effective practices, and conduct other activities that intend to improve the quality of education among all member schools. Learn more.

Our Faculty

Our respected faculty of teacher-scholars serve not only as teachers and mentors, but also as active consultants to state departments of education, school boards, superintendents, and principals in a five-state region.

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