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Graduate Education Programs University of Southern Indiana

Graduate Education Programs

Graduate programs in Education at USI include:

  • Master of Science in Education (website)
  • Doctor of Education Leadership (website)
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration (website)
  • Graduate Certificate for Teacher License Addition in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention (website)

Master of Science in Education

Quick Facts

  • Online courses
  • 33 graduate credit hours
  • 3 concentration areas
  • 2 year completion
  • Multiple starts

Concentration Areas

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Secondary Mathematics Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Program Outcomes

All Master of Science in Education programs address learning outcomes in the areas of advanced instruction, curriculum theory, human development, and social foundations appropriate for the specific emphasis.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • 3.0 Graduate GPA (if applicable)
  • U.S. teaching license or approved waiver form

Doctor of Education Leadership

Quick Facts

  • Online courses / Synchronous learning
  • 60 graduate credit hours
  • 3 concentration areas
  • 4 year completion
  • Fall start

Concentration Areas

  • School District Administrative Leadership
  • Higher Education Administrative Leadership
  • Pedagogical Leadership

Program Outcomes

The purpose of the program is to transform leaders, organizations, and communities through focused, flexible study addressing real-world problems and issues. A unique characteristic of the program is a curriculum in which each course is community-based, i.e. course content is connected to the graduate student's community. Academic study is connected to concepts, issues, and content that are familiar, understandable, accessible, and personally relevant to each student

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree
  • 3.0 GPA

Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership

Quick Facts

  • Online courses
  • 24 graduate credit hours
  • 2 year completion
  • Multiple starts

Program Outcomes

The online Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration is designed to prepare teachers for leadership roles in P-12 school corporations/districts. Upon completion of the 24 credit hour program, the passage of the required licensure test, and the required teaching experience, graduates may be eligible for an Indiana Building-Level Administrator License.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Valid Indiana teaching license

Teacher License Addition in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention Certificate

Quick Facts

  • Online courses
  • 24 graduate credit hours
  • 2 year completion
  • Multiple starts

Program Outcomes

The online certificate program forTeacher License Addition in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention is designed to prepare teachers to teach exceptional students with mild disabilities in grades P-12. Upon the completion of the 24 credit hour program and the passage of the required Indiana content licensure test, graduates may be eligible for license addition in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • 3.0 Graduate GPA (if applicable)
  • Valid Indiana teaching license

Contact Us

To speak with a representative, please contact Dr. Tori Colson, Director of Graduate Education Programs.