About the Program

Experienced, licensed teacher leaders who are ready to pursue leadership roles beyond their classrooms need to qualify for additional licensure certifications. The Salem Master of Education in Educational Leadership is an accelerated degree program that prepares students for licensure as principals, district supervisors, and superintendents at all educational levels (Pre-K through Adult). The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program offers two paths to licensure.

  • The Principal Track is a 30-hour program that consists of 11 months of coursework. Completion of the program leads to licensure as PreK-Adult Principal.
  • The Full Certification Track is a 36-hour program that consists of 15 months of coursework. Completion of the program leads to licensure as PreK-Adult Principal, General Supervisor, and Superintendent.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program prepares students with courses to develop the practical skills and knowledge necessary for school and school district leadership. Annual student pass rates on the required licensure exam consistently reach 100%. All coursework includes fieldwork or internship experiences that can be completed in your school or district. The program utilizes the unique relationship that exists between a leadership candidate, their employing school district, and the University.

The Salem School of Education is nationally accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP accreditation system The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). This designation will facilitate a more effective path to licensure in your home state.

Living and Studying in Indianapolis

Truly in the American heartland, Indianapolis is a diverse metro area of nearly one million people.

It is home to large employers like Salesforce and Eli Lily and enjoys a wide-ranging economy. Indianapolis is also "in the middle of the action", with cities like Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis an easy drive.

Learning at Salem is a community effort. You will have a student success advisor dedicated to your success, and our faculty is committed to your unique learning path as you pursue your college degree.

Our MBA program is located in Carmel, which is a northern suburb of Indianapolis.

About Salem University

Founded in 1888 in West Virginia, Salem has long enjoyed an international focus as we strive to prepare learners for an ever-changing global economy.

Since 1888 Salem has provided degree programs with a strong foundation in the liberal arts that prepare graduates for occupations or advanced studies. This rich history is foundational to the experience we offer as students prepare for better, brighter futures.

Our degree programs are well respected and fully accredited. The curriculum is focused and career-relevant, and designed to take you further.

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Last updated April 30, 2019
This course is Online, Online & Campus Combined
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11 - 15 years
14,160 USD
tuition fee per year. Addition fees apply
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