Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Make the transition to an administrative role

The online Ed.S in Educational Leadership prepares you to move up into leadership roles in your educational organization. Whether your goal is principal or district superintendent, department head or library director, you will build on your classroom experience with coursework that gives you the tools to promote the success and well-being of students at a higher level.

As this program is shared between multiple campuses, you’ll benefit from the expertise of the entire Indiana University teaching community. Among other learning goals, this program enables you to:

  • Collaboratively lead, design, and implement a district mission, vision, and process.
  • Implement coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, data systems, supports, assessment, and instructional leadership.
  • Engage families, communities, and others in the work of schools and the district, and advocate for district, student, and community needs.

Degree information

60 credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Online

This program is especially suited to K–12 Teachers wishing to transition into an administrative role, and offers these additional advantages:

  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree plus two years of classroom experience can enter the program directly and earn the degree after completing 60 hours of graduate coursework in educational leadership.
  • Applicants with an advanced post-baccalaureate degree can apply up to 30 credit hours of coursework toward program requirements.
  • Applicants holding a post-baccalaureate degree from Indiana University may apply up to 36 credit hours toward program requirements.

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

To earn the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, you must complete 60 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Building-level administrator (24 credit hours)
  • District-level administrator (24 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours)
  • Leadership Seminar / Project / Thesis (3 credit hours)

All courses are 3 credit hours and require a grade of C or better unless otherwise noted.


Electives (6 credit hours)
Choose two courses

  • EDUC-A 530 - Statistical Data for Educational Leaders (6)
  • EDUC-Y 502 - Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education
  • EDUC-A 629 - Data-Informed Decision Making for School Leaders
  • EDUC-A 590 - Research in Educational Leadership
  • EDUC-Y 510 - Action & Research for Teachers
  • EDUC-P 540 - Learning & Cognition in Education
  • EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools

Leadership Seminar/Project/Thesis (3 credit hours)

  • EDUC-A 680 - Education Specialist Seminar (Educational Leadership)
  • EDUC-A 754 - Seminar in Research in Educational Leadership

Mission, Vision, & Improvement of Schools
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 500 - Introduction to Educational Leadership
  • EDUC-A 600 - Problems in Educational Leadership

Ethics & Professional Norm
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 608 - Legal Perspectives in Education

Equity, Inclusiveness, & Cultural Responsiveness
Choose one course

  • EDUC-H 520 - Education & Social Issues

Learning & Instruction
Choose one course

  • EDUC-J 500 - Instruction in the Context of Curriculum

Learning & Instruction
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 624 - Educational Leadership: The Principal K-12
  • EDUC-A 540 - Elementary & Secondary Administration
  • EDUC-A 625 - Administration of Elementary Schools
  • EDUC-A 627 - Supervision of Secondary Schools

Community & External Leadership
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 510 - Community/School Relations
  • EDUC-A 653 - Organizational Context of Education

Operations & Management
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 630 - Economic Dimensions of Education
  • EDUC-A 635 - Public School Budgeting
  • EUC-A 640 - Planning Educational Facilities

Building Professional Capacity
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 515 - Educational Leadership: Teacher Development & Evaluation
  • EDUC-A 670 - Supervision of School Instruction

Internship
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 695 - Practicum in Educational Leadership

Mission, Vision, & Improvement of Schools
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 671 - Planning & Change in Educational Organizations

Ethics & Professional Norms
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 615 - Advanced School Law

Equity, Inclusiveness, & Cultural Responsiveness
Choose one course

  • EDUC-T 531 - Organizational Change in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Schools
  • EDUC-J 655 - Seminar in Multicultural & Global Education
  • EDUC-A 675 - Leadership in Special Education

Learning & Instruction
Choose one course

  • EDUC-J 630 - Curriculum Theory & Practice

Community & External Leadership
Choose one course

  • EDUC-T 550 - Culture/Community Forces in Schools

Operations & Management
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 653 - Organizational Context of Education
  • EDUC-A 638 - Public School Personnel Management

Policy, Governance, & Advocacy
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 560 - Political Perspectives of Education
  • EDUC-A 672 - Moral Dimensions of Leadership

Internship
Choose one course

  • EDUC-A 785 - Internship in Educational Leadership

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11.5%Projected 10-year coordinator position growth rate

$87,427Average principal salaries in Indiana as of 2018

$101,964Average human resource manager salaries in Indiana as of 2018

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Doyin Coker-Kolo Ph.D.

Professor, School of Education
Educational Leadership Program

Office:
Hillside Hall 12
Phone:
(812) 941-2206
Email:
ecokerko@ius.edu

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