Building Level Administration Certificate

Building Level Administration Licensure Only is designed for potential candidates who have completed a traditional master’s degree in a teaching field, who are seeking advanced study and administrative licensure.  It is designed to be an induction model for new principals and a continuing professional education model for experienced educators who seek additional knowledge, dispositions, and performances outside their content area.  Potential candidates are expected to have a background in research in their Master’s program.  Transcripts will be evaluated to determine admission.

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s and Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a  grade point average of 2.75 or better (based on a 4.0 grading system)
  2. Copy of valid teaching license
  3. A letter of recommendation from applicant’s building principal or superintendent including documentation/description of a record of a minimum of two (2) years of successful teaching in education
  4. Current resume reflecting work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, community service and other relevant information relating to the applicant’s leadership background
  5. Official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions of study
  6. Completed non-degree application and application fee*

*Submit a $35.00 non-refundable application fee with application portfolio.  Make the check or money order payable to Oakland City University or call the Business Office at 812-749-1382 for debit/credit card payments.

Return the completed portfolio to:

Dr. Nancy Miller, Director, School of Education Graduate Studies, Oakland City University, 138 N Lucretia, Oakland City, IN  47660

To obtain State of Indiana – Building Level Administration License:

  • Hold a Proficient Practitioner or Accomplished Practitioner license.
  • Pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment test. Go to http://www.in.nesinc.com/ for more information.
  • Complete an approved program in Building Level Administration.
  • Complete the required CPR/AED/Heimlich training
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certificate.

    Admission Checklist 

  • Completed application and application fee of $35
  • Completed Concentration Declaration
  • Current Resume
  • Copy of Teaching License
  • Documentation of two (2) years of successful teaching (Letter from Principal or evaluation)
  • Transcripts for all colleges attended
  • Principal’s Letter of Recommendation (in addition to 2 Character References)

BLA Licensure Only Program of Study (18 Hours)

Summer                                   Fall (6 Saturdays)                                 Spring (6 Saturdays)

Week 2                                      1-5 PM                                                    AM 8-12

EDUC 553*                                 EDUC 678                                              EDUC 695

(8-12)                                          EDUC 698 *   Hybrid - 16 weeks            EDUC 699* Hybrid - 16 weeks

EDUC 685                                  

(1-5)     

* Key Assessment Course                

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