Indiana State Online

School Administration and Supervision M.Ed.


Indiana State University offers a master of education (M.Ed.) in school administration and supervision (building administration) for teaching professionals seeking course work and experience in administration and supervision in a public or private institution.

  • The M.Ed. in school administration and supervision is a 33-credit-hour program.
  • The program is a blended online learning program using a combination of interaction online sessions augmented by required on-campus sessions on Saturday three (3) times each semester.
  • The program can be completed in just over 2 calendar years of full-time study for students taking 2-3 courses per semester, including the summer session. Students do have the option of extending the program should they choose a less aggressive schedule.
  • The program supports a rolling curriculum, allowing students to start the program any semester or during the summer session. The curriculum is flexible enough for students to complete coursework in any semester or over the summer.
  • The program is a nationally recognized internship experience by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and features an ISLLC and Indiana Professional Standards guided curriculum.
  • The program includes a practicum for students in the principal internship experience.
  • This program may or may not lead to licensure in your home state. The courses required in these programs prepare the student for licensure or certification in the State of Indiana. Please contact your state licensing authority to assure that, upon completion of the program, you are qualified to obtain a license or other form of certification. If you need assistance obtaining contact information for the licensing authority in states outside of Indiana, contact Indiana State Online representatives at (812) 237-2345 or Further restrictions may be found in the state specific information under the program availability link.

Individuals currently holding a master's degree leading to other teaching licenses may qualify for the Building-Level Administration License by completing the Post-Master's, Non-Degree License Program for School Administration.

Learn more by viewing Indiana State Universities' K-12 Leadership Video or by visiting the EDLR Blog - K-12 Educational Leadership @ ISU.

Required Courses:

All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are required on Saturday three times per semester. High-speed Internet access is required.

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Admission Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor degree conferred with a major in an appropriate academic field from an accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on all attempted graduate work
  • Hold or be eligible for an Indiana teaching license and have a minimum of 2 years of full-time teaching experience
  • Additional requirements for admission and/or progress toward the degree may be applicable and can be reviewed via the Graduate Catalog from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies

In addition to meeting the minimum admission requirements stated above, applicants are required to submit appropriate documentation to both the Department of Educational Leadership (EDLR) and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Application Instructions:

  1. Apply online.
  2. Submit the following materials to Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809-1904. E-transcripts should be sent to
    • Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended
    • A nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $65.00 (international students) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University. No cash accepted.
  3. Please upload and attach the following as part of the online application process:
    • Resume/curriculum vitae
    • Personal Narrative Disposition (.docx)
    • Documentation of all licenses and certifications held
    • Letter of recommendation from the applicant's school principal or other person able to comment on the individual's potential as a school administrator

Note: An application is also available for students preparing for their principal internship experience.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

All education licensure programs and related school programs are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Fees & Expenses:

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Financial Aid & Assistance:

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Departmental scholarships are also offered through the EDLR, as well as through other Bayh College of Education scholarships and awards. Representatives of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies are available to assist applicants' research opportunities for financial support for students wishing to further pursue financial aid options.

Further Information:

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.