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Prepare for Leadership with our Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Offered by the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education at USI, the 100% online Post-master’s certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in P-12 school corporations/districts.

The program of study includes a 24-credit hour program in administrative leadership that includes an internship. 

P-12 education is a common theme throughout the program to prepare you to enter jobs such as principal and assistant principal.  Upon the completion of the program, the passage of the required licensure test, and the required teaching experience, you may be eligible for an Indiana Building-Level Administrator License. 

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What Can You Do With our Post-Master's Certificate?

Once you complete our Educational Leadership and Administration certificate program, you’ll discover new opportunities to careers such as: 

All applicants must have:  

  • A master degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher
  • A valid Indiana teaching license

Program Requirements:

  • Maintain a 2.75 or higher grade-point average at USI
  • Earn a grade C or better in all required courses in the program

Note: At the conclusion of the program, appropriate content tests are required prior to applying for an add-on license.

  1. Submit an online application, $40 application fee, and a list of 3 references (names, relation to you, and email address). One must be an employment supervisor and the other two must be professional references.
  2. Upload the following to your application account:
    1. Your Indiana Teaching License number or provide an explanation as to why you wish to pursue this degree.
    2. A current resume/curriculum vitae. The file should be a PDF and use the following naming convention: First Name Last Name EDLA resume.pdf (example: Joe Smith EDLA resume.pdf)
  3. Submit official transcripts to Graduate Studies.
  4. International applicants may be required to submit additional information.

Courses are offered by blending desktop video conferencing and an online learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet, camera and microphone capabilities is required.

Program Curriculum for the Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration

The Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration is comprised of the following courses:

  • EDUC 604 - Equity Education
  • EDUC 680 - Internship for School Leaders*
  • EDUC 681 - Foundations of Community-Based Education
  • EDUC 683 - School Improvement Models and Processes
  • EDUC 684 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Education
  • EDUC 685 - Curriculum and Learning for Educational Leaders
  • EDUC 686 - Management of Human Resources in the Principalship
  • EDUC 687 - Finance and Facility Management for Principals

*EDUC 680 is a one (1) credit hour course taken three times for a total of three (3) credit hours.

Each of the courses above are three (3) credit hours unless stated otherwise.

Earn Your Graduate Certificate on Your Time

Our 100% online Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration gives you the freedom to schedule your coursework around your availability. We have 3 starts a year, meaning you don't have to wait to begin your journey to completing your certificate.

Course Start Application Deadline Registration Deadline
01/09/23 01/02/22 01/06/23
05/08/23 05/01/23 05/05/23
08/21/23 08/14/23 08/18/23

Get Started on Your Online Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Take the next step on your journey at the University of Southern Indiana. Start your online post-master's certificate application or request more information today.

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