1. Have completed the M.Ed. degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, or have a master's degree in education from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting. The degree must be verified on official transcripts sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  2. Be currently employed in or have access to a P - 12 public or nonpublic school in which the principal is willing to serve as a mentor for the internship phase of the program. Submission of a completed internship agreement with a building principal will be required prior to the start of the internship phase.
  3. Hold a proficient or accomplished practitioner teaching license issued by the state of Indiana.
  4. Have a minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  5. Submit letters of recommendation from two school leaders (superintendent, principal, or assistant principal) who are qualified to judge the applicant's knowledge, skills, and dispositions in relation to pursuing a P - 12 Building Level Administrator's license.
  6. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in graduate level courses.


Successful completion of the IWU Principal Licensure Program (PLP) and attendant licensing requirements results in the candidate being recommended to the Indiana Department of Education's Office of Educational Licensing and Development (OELD) for an Indiana Building Level Administrator's (P - 12) license. Applicants who seek administrative licensure in states other than Indiana bear the responsibility to determine whether completion of the IWU Principal Licensure Program will meet the academic and assessment requirements of the state in which licensure is sought.


  1. A minimum grade of "B-" in all courses
  2. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Satisfactory completion, presentation, and defense of the Applied Principal's Portfolio


Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser for Pearson LearningStudio. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures.

Request Info Today

Open House

Learn more about adult programs