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Master of Education - Major in Teacher Leadership



The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program with a major in Teacher Leadership is designed to provide an advanced degree in teacher leadership to teachers who completed Indiana Wesleyan's Transition to Teaching Elementary/Secondary Certificate program and became practicing classroom teachers. Candidates will complete a 33-credit hour program by adding 18 hours of advanced preparation courses to 15 hours that may be transferred in from their Indiana Wesleyan TTT Elementary/Secondary program coursework. These additional hours feature courses that are aligned to the National Education Association's Teacher Leader Model standards, and promote constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, emphasizing teacher leadership and teacher efficacy. The program is designed to support teacher leadership as a vehicle for transforming educators to meet the needs of their learners.

This program is open to any candidate who successfully completed IWU's Transition to Teaching Elementary/Secondary Certificate program within the last ten years, and received an initial teaching license in Indiana. In order to enter the degree program, candidates must have at least one year of successful teaching experience. This program does not lead to additional subject area licensure in Indiana.

Relevant and Convenient

  • After acceptance into this M.Ed. program and courses have begun, complete your degree in approximately 10 months
  • Work with a cohort group that provides mutual support
  • Register only one time, no more waiting in line
  • Learn from experienced and well-qualified full-time and practitioner faculty


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.

The Master of Education program 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 teacher education.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Onsite Tuition Online Tuition
33 Total $470 / credit hour $470 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

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.

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 IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.


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.




Total Credit Hours 18



Total Credit Hours 33



Total Credit Hours 32

Note: There are no additional field experiences beyond the TTT Elementary program completion 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

  1. 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. Note: M.Ed. International applicants who have not graduated from a university or college accredited by a North American regional accrediting agency but have a four-year degree or diploma issued outside of North America must have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript sent directly to IWU by World Educational Services, Educational Credentials Evaluation or another agency approved by IWU.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed.
  3. ACSI, FACCS and FCCS Candidates to the M.Ed. Program would need:
    • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS), or Florida Coalition of Christian Schools (FCCS) valid (but not necessarily current) temporary, standard, or professional teaching license or certificate.
    • At least one year (i.e., a minimum of one semester and one day) of teaching experience, under contract and performed in a classroom.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a P-12 classroom. Native speakers of languages other than English who are applicants for entrance into this program must achieve required English language scores on approved assessments.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the M.Ed. 33 semester hour core curriculum.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  3. Successfully pass all Key Assessments with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
  4. Successfully pass all Professional Dispositions with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
  5. Successfully pass all Clinical Experience requirements associated with their program.

Complete the Online Application

This is your first step toward making your dreams come true for your future. Whether it's to advance your current career, start a new career path, or simply continue that lifelong love of learning, Indiana Wesleyan University is the place for you.

Online Application

Additional Steps to Apply

1. 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 ( ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to us at the address below. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.

2. Teaching License

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

3. TOEFL Scores

Submit a copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, visit www.toefl.org.

Materials should be mailed to:

Indiana Wesleyan University
Adult Enrollment Services
1900 W. 50th St.
Marion, IN 46953

Please contact your program representative if you have any questions.

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.