The insights you’ve gained as a teacher afford you a unique understanding of the challenges students, schools, and administrators face. Build upon your classroom experiences to develop innovative solutions that will build stronger organizations that serve students, teachers, and staff more effectively. Our M.S. Ed. Program offers a concentration in educational leadership that prepares you to take on leadership roles in your school, district, or other educational organization. This concentration prepares candidates for a building-level administrator's license.

The program requires 36-credit hours of graduate level work. The coursework focuses on the specific challenges the next generation of education leaders will face. It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met, and adds the recognition of a concentration in educational leadership to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise stated.

Core Courses
12 credit hours

  • EDUC-H 520 - Education and Social Issues (section for Educational Leadership)
  • EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools
  • EDUC-J 500 - Instruction in Context of Curriculum
  • EDUC-A 590 - Research in Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership Courses
24 credit hours

  • EDUC-A 500 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
  • EDUC-A 510 - School and Community Relations
  • EDUC-A 608 - Legal Perspectives on Education
  • EDUC-A 625 - Administration of the Elementary School
  • EDUC-A 627 - Supervision of Secondary Schools
  • EDUC-A 635 - Public School Budgeting and Accounting
  • EDUC-A 638 - Public School Personnel Management
  • EDUC-A 695 - Practicum in School Administration (3 one-hour sections)


Please contact Doyin Coker-Kolo, Ph.D. for advising information on education requirements.


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Doyin Coker-Kolo Ph.D.

Professor, School of Education
Educational Leadership Program

Hillside Hall 12
Phone: (812) 941-2206

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