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New Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership

Posted on: July 19th, 2015 by

The School of Education at Indiana University South Bend is now offering a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership. The new degree program will prepare the next generation of school principals with a focus on building level management and school improvement. The degree leads to licensure for K-12 building principals in the State of Indiana.

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Dean of the School of Education Marvin Lynn

“In the next five years, area schools in the counties we serve will need as many as 125 new principals. This new program will help to meet that need,” said Marvin Lynn, dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend. “There are talented and dedicated teachers and administrators who want to be principals. This new degree program will help them meet that goal.”

The 33-credit program takes two years and includes extensive field experience in local school systems and thorough preparation for the P-12 principal licensing exam. “Our highly regarded faculty have experience as former principals and school superintendents,” said Lynn. “They also work as policy leaders at the state level. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to be school principals.”

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently approved the program for IU South Bend. The first cohort will begin in the fall.

For more information contact Judy Gawlik at jgawlik@iusb.edu or 574-520-4175. You can also visit:




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