PRINCIPAL LICENSURE PROGRAM
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Indiana Wesleyan University's Principals Licensure Program (PLP) is a post-Master's, non-degree
licensure program leading to Indiana's P-12 building-level administration license. It is
designed for licensed teachers who have already completed a Master's degree,
have at least three years of teaching experience and want to earn a principal license.
This 14-month program
identifies outcomes and expectations based on current school leadership principles and practices and
enables interns to engage in inquiry, research, dialogue, team learning,
reflection, problem-based learning, collaboration, and standards-based
assessment from a comprehensive P-12 perspective. The program may be completed
in 14 months.
license program is aligned to Indiana's Rules for Educator Preparation
and Accountability (REPA) for building administrators and also aligned to the
national Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards.
Candidates will develop and demonstrate proficiency through a variety of field
experience activities and performance assessments. The culminating Applied
Principal's Portfolio reflects a standards-based emphasis and will prepare
candidates to pass Indiana's building level administrator exam.
The accredited program
may be completed as an onsite/online
hybrid program at various regional education centers.
The program curriculum is 18
credit hours, including an internship experience to be completed in a
P-12 public or nonpublic school setting. The internship requires onsite participation for both
onsite/online hybrid and online
THE CONCEPTUAL MODEL
The Principal as World Changer model is unique to Indiana Wesleyan
University, a Christian
university. This model places an emphasis on the participant's impact in
the areas of human capital management; instructional leadership focused on
effective teaching and learning; personal behavior; building relationships with
all stakeholders; developing and maintaining a culture of achievement; and
organizational, operational, and resource management.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES
The Principal Licensure Program provides a clinical and school-based adult
learning experience for aspiring school leaders by encouraging, empowering, and
equipping them as visionary servant-leaders who model Christ-likeness. They
must be able to facilitate a culture of optimal social, emotional, and spiritual
health and well-being; continual improvement; and successful learning for all
students and adults.
The Department of Educational Administration has aligned all program and
course outcomes to Indiana's REPA standards for the P-12 Building Administrator
License. These standards include:
Standard 1: Human Capital Management
School building leaders use their role as human capital manager to drive
improvements in teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Standard 2: Instructional Leadership
School building leaders are acutely focused on effective teaching and learning,
possess a deep and comprehensive understanding of best instructional practices,
and continuously promote activities that contribute to the academic success of
Standard 3: Personal Behavior
School building leaders model personal behavior that sets the tone for all
student and adult relationships in the school.
Standard 4: Building Relationships
School building leaders build relationships to ensure that all key stakeholders
work effectively with each other to achieve transformative results.
Standard 5: Culture of Achievement
School building leaders develop a schoolwide culture of achievement aligned to
the school's vision of success for every student.
Standard 6: Organizational, Operational, and Resource Management
School building leaders leverage organizational, operational, and resource
management skills to support school improvement and achieve desired educational
Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission
(HLC) and is a member of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools (312-263-0456 The professional education
unit at Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),
2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 (202-466-7496),
the organization responsible for professional accreditation of other professional
school personnel (e.g., principals). The Principal Licensure Program is
approved by the Indiana Department of Education and is nationally recognized by
the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC).
If you’re considering administrative license programs in Indiana or Ohio, feel free to contact us at 866-GO-TO-IWUfor more information about this
and other adult education programs at IWU. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.