To qualify, you must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 in the latter half of the baccalaureate. While you do not need a teaching license to be admitted to the MAE program, you do need to work toward licensure for admission. After completing the program, you will need a teaching license to receive administrative licensing.

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.

Federal and state aid is available for the MAE program unless you take at least 5 credits per term, at the graduate level. Since all classes in this program are 3 credits, that means you will need to be enrolled in at least 2 courses per semester to be eligible.

Up to 9 credits can be considered for transfer, subject to departmental approval.

We accept new students for each semester, so the next cohort would begin in our nearest upcoming term. You can start the MAE program at any time, including 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 internship requirement is to be completed on-site at a school in your area.

Most students take two courses at a time and complete course work for the MAE in six semesters. Depending on your prior course work, you may be able to complete the program in less time.

The master’s in educational administration and supervision is authorized in all states. You will, however, want to verify any additional licensing requirements for your state.

For the MAE program, you need to complete five other 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 internship will involve time on-site with the field supervisor, project preparation and implementation, attending seminars, journaling, and other requirements.

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

EDAD 600 Introduction to Educational Leadership needs to be taken in your first semester of the program, but the rest can be taken in any order. You also must complete five courses in the MAE program before you can start the internship courses.

You can reach out to Ted Rankin, your Student Success Specialist, at or 765-285-7748 for more information about the MAE program.