To be admitted to the BLAD program, you must have a master’s in an educational field, an Indiana teaching license, and two years of teaching experience.

You can use the online student tuition and fees calculator to estimate the cost per term. Enter the number of credits you plan to take each semester and whether you are an in-state or out-of-state resident to get your cost estimate. From there, you can estimate the total cost for the program.

Financial aid is not available for the BLAD program since it is an add-on licensure program.

You can start the BLAD program at any time, during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.

Ball State admits students to the program continually, as long as your applications are submitted before the deadline for the given semester.

All courses for this program are offered fully online. The internships requirement is completed on-site at a school in your area.

Most students complete their program in approximately two years or four to five semesters. Depending on your prior coursework, you may be able to complete the program in less time.

You may have an out-of-state teaching license and apply to the BLAD program, but if you intend to hold the principal’s license in another state, you will need to work with that state’s education department to see how they view our licensing program and confirm whether this program meets your state’s requirements.

We cannot guarantee licensure in a state outside of Indiana. The way each state views or honors the principal’s license program is up to that state.

For the BLAD program, you need to complete three courses in the program before you can start taking the internship courses. There are two internships: one at the elementary level and another at the secondary level. Expected duties during the internships will involve time on-site with the field supervisor, project preparation and implementation, attending seminars, journaling, and other requirements.

There is no specific order required for the courses in this major, but you will need to take at least 3 courses, including BLAD 600, in your first term before you will be eligible to begin your internships.

Nearly all students in this program complete their courses while working full-time jobs in schools, so classes can certainly be worked around that schedule. Most students take 6 credits per semester while working full-time.

Admission to the BLAD program requires a completed master's degree in an educational field. If you are pursuing a second master's degree, it may be possible to complete the BLAD program, but you will want to consult with Ted Rankin, your Student Success Specialist, at or 765-285-7748 for more information.

You can contact Ted Rankin, your Student Success Specialist, at or 765-285-7748 for more information about the BLAD program.