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Master of Education - Major in School Administration

“Teacher leadership is the thread which runs through our core classes.”

- Sally Ingles

 

Overview

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with a major in School Administration is designed for practicing classroom teachers seeking an advanced degree in education to earn their Indiana building level administrator’s license. Candidates will complete a 33 credit hour program. The 18 credit hour concentration in School Administration 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. It aligns to the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards and the state of Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE’s) building level administrator standards. The school administration major satisfies Indiana’s required program of study for a building level administrator’s license. The 15 credit hours of courses in Education are designed to provide participants with methods and materials they can use to help their own students learn, including technology tools. Course instruction is designed to model best practices and procedures in the classroom.

This program is open to candidates from all states and leads to Building Level Administrator (i.e. Principal) licensure in Indiana. Non-Indiana candidates should expect to contact their respective state licensing agency to review necessary requirements to obtain a Building Level Administrator (Principal) license in their state.

Relevant and Convenient

  • Complete your program in approximately 24 months
  • Work with a cohort group that provides mutual support
  • Register only one time, no more waiting in line
  • Classes meet online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates should be able to:

  1. Understand and be able to apply Christ-like leadership principles that build the spiritual foundation critical to the success of a world-changer.
  2. Demonstrate competency in the following School of Educational Leadership's dispositional domains: Communication, Critical Thinking, Human Interaction, Leadership, and Professionalism.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to facilitate collaborative vision, mission, values, goals, and a culture of continuous improvement in the buildings they will lead to change the world.
  4. Demonstrate instructional leadership by understanding and promoting best practices in teaching, with an acute focus on student learning and academic success.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to leverage school operations, manage resources, and provide a safe learning environment to ensure the success of all students.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to build diverse relationships that engage parents and the community in the learning process and share resources for student success and for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  7. Model personal integrity, fairness, accountability, cultural responsiveness, and ethical/legal decision-making, and expect the same from staff and students.

Indiana Wesleyan University

Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University is a comprehensive, Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in classes throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

IWU’s innovative Adult and Graduate programs are offered at our 16 regional Education Centers. Each Education Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, library resources, study rooms, computer labs, and conference rooms. Programs are also available at a number of convenient learning sites located throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Since 1997, most of these programs have been available online, making quality education accessible throughout the United States and around the world.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org, 312-263-0456. IWU is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, www.cccu.org, 202-546-8713.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

Education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. 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. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Off-Campus Library Services (OCLS)

Library instruction is provided to students at the start of their program at IWU. Reference and document delivery services give students access to all collections of the Jackson Library on the IWU residential campus, as well as Instructional Resource Center services, Interlibrary Loan services, and many e-books and online journals. For more information, see indwes.edu/ocls.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
33 Total $471 / credit hour $471 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program with specialization courses. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Deposit: Once you are accepted, your program representative will contact you in regards to payment of the required $100.00 deposit. This deposit reserves your place on the class roster. Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Service fee may apply.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.

Required Courses

Core Courses

MED-ORE,EDTL-510,EDTL-530,EDTL-540,EDTL-550,EDTL-560

Total Credit Hours 15

Major - School Administration

EDL-657,EDL-618,EDL-612,EDL-616,EDL-610,EDL-625

Total Credit Hours 33

Requirements

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, or reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

To meet the admission requirements for this master's degree program, candidates must:

  1. Have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  3. Public school candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license.
    • At least two years of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial elementary, secondary, or postsecondary school in the United States or abroad.
  4. Obtain recommendations 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 the Building Level Administrator’s license.
  5. Be currently employed in or have access to a P-12 public or non-public 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.

Submission of a completed internship agreement with a building principal will be required prior to the start of the internship phase.

Admission Requirements (Ohio)

Applicants to any program within the School of Educational Leadership will be required to sign a disclosure of information waiver giving any prior institutions the applicant may have attended permission to supply IWU representatives all information relevant to the applicant's fitness for teacher training or licensure recommendation, including but not limited to his/her conduct, standing, reputation while attending said institutions. Any information obtained may be considered by IWU in its decision whether or not to admit an applicant, to permit his or her continuance in a program, or to recommend him/her for licensure.

To meet the admission requirements for this master's degree program, candidates must:

  1. Have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. Transcripts from foreign institutions may need to be sent to an outside agency for evaluation and determination of transferable credits, degrees, and GPA. If this outside review is necessary, students are responsible for the initiation of this evaluation and for any fees incurred during the process.
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  3. Possess a valid (but not necessarily current) state teacher’s license.
  4. Have at least two years of teaching experience from an approved and accredited public, private, or parochial P-12 school in the United States or abroad.
  5. Obtain recommendations 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 the Building Level Administrator’s license.
  6. Be currently employed in or have access to a P-12 public or non-public 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.

Clinical Requirements

  • All clinical experience requirements are embedded in specific courses and must be passed successfully to complete the program.
  • All M.Ed. candidates must complete two three-credit hour internships, six credits total. Candidates should anticipate paying additional clinical experience fees during EDL 612 and EDL 625 to remunerate the services of a mentor.
  • All candidates must secure a principal-mentor for each internship course at the school in which they are currently teaching or leading. The mentor administrator must have a principal's license and be able to attend scheduled video conferences with the internship professor. The principal-mentor will work with the candidate throughout the course of the internships.

Graduation Requirements

To complete the M.Ed. degree with a major in School Administration, candidates must:

  1. Successfully complete the M.Ed. curriculum.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of “B-” in each course.
  3. Successfully pass the admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.

Candidates must pay all tuition and fees to receive a diploma and be recommended for licensure.

NOTE: Applicants who seek administrative licensure in states other than Indiana bear the responsibility to determine whether completion of the IWU MEd-School Administration program will meet the academic and assessment requirements of the state in which licensure is sought.

NOTE: Indiana candidates must complete other requirements of the Indiana Department of Education before a Building Level Administrator license will be issued, including receiving a passing score on the related state assessment test, evidence of a proficient practitioner license, and at least two years of experience as a teacher or school counselor.

To be considered for admission to the Master of Education degree programs, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

1. Application- Apply online at indwes.edu.

2. Transcripts- College: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in a sealed envelope directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

3. Teaching License

  1. Public school candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) state teaching license.
  2. ACSI, FACCS, or FCCS candidates must submit a copy of their valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license or certificate.

4. TOEFL Scores- Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see www.toefl.org.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the IWU Master of Education program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.