Educational institutions need great leaders. The Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State prepares you to become one of them. As a student, you will experience a powerful mixture of scholarly rigor and real-world, practical experience under the guidance of our well-respected faculty, all of whom have served in the field as teachers, principals, and superintendents. Plus, our convenient online learning programs and internships are perfect for busy working professionals. As a graduate of our department—which has the largest principal preparation program in the state, and is tied as the largest superintendent preparation program—you’ll be well prepared to further your career as a school leader.
Receive the education and training needed for an initial license as a principal. Offered entirely online, our program focuses primarily on P-12 building-level leadership. Learn more.
Combine theory you learn in our classes with hands-on experience you’ll gain working directly in with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Learn more.
Build on your master’s degree to form a deeper understanding of educational administration concepts and practices. You’ll graduate equipped to lead in a wide variety of educational environments. Learn more.
Develop skills in higher education administration, organizational and policy development, teaching, curriculum development, and social justice advocacy. Learn more.
Cover a wide range of courses in educational administration, preparing you to lead as a superintendent or another position at the district level. Learn more.
Designed for educators who already have master's degrees, you’ll complete the courses required to receive a license to be a principal or other building-level administrator. Learn more.
Prepare to work in one of the fastest-growing segments of higher education. This program is designed to meet the needs of community college administrators, faculty, staff—and anyone seeking those positions. Learn more.
Offered through our Office of Institutional Effectiveness, this certificate will teach you about the type of work colleges and universities do to support their decision-making and planning. Learn more.
Explore the relationship between teaching, research, and service responsibilities found at colleges and universities. This certificate will prepare you to teach at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Learn more.
Offered through the Office of Student Life, the minor in leadership studies builds on the nationally recognized Excellence in Leadership program for Undergraduate students from any major. Learn more.
As a student in Ball State's Teachers College, you will join a community that prepares tomorrow's professionals and leaders in all areas of education. Learn more.