School Administration Post-Master's Non-Degree Licensure


Indiana State University offers an online post-master's non-degree licensure program to meet the needs of individuals seeking to obtain licensure as a secondary and elementary principal. The graduate program leads to licensure as a school administrator. Upon completion, the program fulfills, in part, the requirements for the Building-Level Administration License prescribed by the Division of Professional Standards, Indiana Department of Education. In order to qualify for the Building-Level Administration License, the student must complete the program, hold an Indiana teaching license, present evidence of at least two years of teaching experience, and pass the state licensure examination.

  • The online School Administration Post-Master's Non-Degree Licensure Program is a 33-credit-hour program that can be completed via online learning and with minimal on-campus components, The program is only available to Indiana residents.
  • The on-campus components of the program typically include three Saturday sessions per semester.
  • The coursework for the program can be completed in two semesters with full-time study. The average program duration is three semesters (which could include summer attendance). Students have the option of part-time study.
  • Culminating experiences include a year-long principal internship program and a professional development portfolio upon the completion of the majority of the coursework.
  • Case studies, simulations, practitioners, class dialogues and discussion, lecture, research and participation are used throughout the program to foster an interactive learning experience during class sessions.
  • The online non-degree school administration licensure program coursework provides practical and theoretical knowledge of:
    • Leadership
    • Effective administrative practices
    • School law
    • Community and parent relations
    • Work as a principal
    • School improvement
    • Supervision
    • Curriculum
    • Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Teacher evaluation
  • Representations on licensing apply to licensing in the state of Indiana only.

Required Courses

In addition, all educator licensure programs and related school programs at Indiana State University are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Financial Aid & Assistance

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005