Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Foundations - P-12 Educational Administration
The Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Foundations - P-12 Educational Administration concentration 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 two cohorts, Fall 2013 and 2014, consisted of 7 students each; while the Fall 2015 cohort consists of 15. The next cohort will begin in Fall 2016. 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:
Leadership preparation features a dynamic relationship between practice and scholarship.
Courses blend themes of Leadership, Learning, and Social Justice in the context of Practical Wisdom.
Faculty honor diverse voices and multiple perspectives.
Graduates are our partners in the field, building inclusive learner-centered communities.