Building Level Administration (Licensure Pathway)

Building Level Administration (Licensure Pathway) 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. 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


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 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)

Building Level Administration Licensure Only Program of Study (21 Hours)

Summer   Fall Spring
Week 1 Week 2 6 Saturdays 6 Saturdays
8-12 AM 8-12 AM 8-12 AM 8-12 AM
CES 650 EDUC 553* 

EDUC 678

EDUC 695

  1-5 PM 1-5 PM 1-5 PM
  EDUC 685 EDUC 698 *   
Hybrid - 16 weeks
EDUC 699*
Hybrid - 16 weeks

 * Key Assessment Course