Oakland City University

Master of Science in Education - Building Level Administration or Curriculum & Instruction

 Master of Science in Education Building Level Administration

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed.) Building Level Administration (BLA) program is for the teacher wishing to continue their professional development in the educational environment. The Building Level Administration licensure program is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field and hold a current teaching license. This degree is for those 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 skills, dispositions, and knowledge outside their content area.

M.S.  Ed. Building Level Administration (36 credit hours) (Degree, Licensure) (P-12)

Course Title Hour(s)
EDUC 553 Principalship* 3
EDUC 576 School Finance  3
EDUC 630 Master's Thesis I   3
EDUC 631 Master's Thesis II * † 3
EDUC 632 Master's Thesis Continuation   1
EDUC 678  Curriculum & Assessment Leadership * 3
EDUC 685     Supervision of Instruction & Personnel   3
EDUC 695  Legal Issues in Education     3
EDUC 698 Internship I *        3
EDUC 699 Internship II * †    3
CES    650 Supervision of School Counselors  3

Electives Select 2 Courses

CES 505 Trauma & Crisis Counseling 3
CES 610 Guidance Counseling 3
CES 670 Collaborative School Leadership 3
CES 680 Counselor Education & Social Justice 3

* Key Assessment Course    † Disposition Audit Course

To obtain State of Indiana – Building Level Administration License:

  • Hold a Proficient Practitioner or Accomplished Practitioner license.
  • Pass the School Administrator - Building Level (039) 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.


The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field. It is intended to be a professionalizing model for practicing teachers, as well as, those aspiring to teach at the college level. This program does not lead to licensure.


M.S. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (33 credit hours)

Course Title Hour(s)
CI       615 Critical Issues in Curriculum Implementation  3
CI       635 Technology and Tools for Curriculum & Instruction 3
CI       677   Universal Teaching Methods 3
EDUC 610 Culturally Responsive Instruction *  3
EDUC 630  Master's Thesis I *   3
EDUC 631 Master's Thesis II * † 3
EDUC 632  Master's Thesis Continuation   (if needed)   1
EDUC 676  Curriculum Leadership & Design 3
EDUC 680 Assessment of Curriculum & Instruction * 3
EDUC 685 Supervision of Instruction  3
EDUC 695  Legal Issues in Education 3
CES   650  Supervision of School Counselors  3

*  Key Assessment Course   † Disposition Audit Course


Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a  grade point average of 2.75  (B-) or better (based on a 4.0 grading system)
  2. Two (2) character references from persons able to attest to the applicant’s suitability as a prospective graduate student
  3. A letter of recommendation from applicant’s building principal, superintendent, or supervisor 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 Graduate Application
  7. Completed Concentration Declaration
  8. Writing sample

Return the completed Admission Portfolio to:

Dr. Nancy Miller, Director, School of Education Graduate Studies, Oakland City University, 138 N Lucretia, Oakland City, IN  47660 or email to  nmiller@oak.edu.

Institutional Research Board and Policies

Please review all policies and procedures and apply to the IRB for the necessary approval of all research activities involving human and animal subjects. IRB Link: http://intranet.oak.edu/about-ocu/institutional-research-policies.php