The Master's Degree in P-12 Educational Administration is ISU's 36 hour principal preparation program, leading to the principal endorsement on a professional education license. The on-campus cohort model program features 10 courses (3 credit hours each) and 6 credit hours of mentored internship experiences. The first cohort of 15 students began in Fall 2013. The next cohort will begin in Fall 2014. Please reference our concise overview for the course schedule as well as course titles, selected major topic areas, and course field experiences. The program is approved by ISBE and qualifies graduates for positions as principals and assistant principals, or in related or similar positions.
The program’s conceptual framework is Practical Wisdom for Leaders: Connecting Theory to Practice, which encompasses the following beliefs: