Building Level Administrator License

The Building Level Administrator Licensure program prepares you for the position of school principal. The 21-credit licensure program, offered in an online format, consists of six graduate core educational leadership courses offered over three consecutive semesters, with a one-credit internship each semester.

What makes for a successful leader in education?

Purdue specific outcomes and program highlights: 

  • Distinguish yourself in the education industry with a superior credential from an institution with worldwide recognition and impact.
  • Learn tools & highly relevant techniques for leading K-12 schools.
  • Advance and network with an experienced and motivated peer group for mutual support, team exercises, and enhanced learning. 
  • Learn educational leadership practices and how to be applicable in working with individuals.

Why choose Purdue’s Building Level Administrator Licensure Program?

  • Designed for working professionals to provide the needed flexibility without interfering with your career.
  • The Building Level Administrator Licensure program is distinctly different in multiple ways including the delivery mode, target clientele, and the focus of learning activities.
  • Opportunity to engage with faculty with expertise in the area of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.

Purdue quality. Flexible schedule.

Online students enjoy the same rigorous academic programs as on-campus students, but with a much more flexible class schedule. Assignments, discussions, and other coursework are posted each week in the virtual classroom.

The Building Level Licensure program consists of 21 credits.  This can be completed in just one year.  Most courses are eight weeks long and have a combination of synchronous classes taken virtually and online activities. 

This program has rolling admissions. You may start the program any fall, spring or summer. 



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This program leads to an Indiana Administration Initial Practitioner license. Contact the College of Education Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL) at before continuing with program application if you have any questions about licensure.

Please visit the Graduate Licensure Program page for information about license eligibility requirements.

Career Outlook

A degree in educational leadership can lead to many careers. Professionals can find jobs working predominantly with students or pursue roles where they interact primarily with staff members and teachers. Educational leaders can find employment at elementary schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, in addition to some non-school settings.

School leadership is difficult.  With budget cuts, evaluations based on standardized assessments, and the developing social structure of today’s education.  School leaders need to be creative and empathetic to find solutions to complex and sensitive issues in our schools.

School leaders can foster relationships with students, staff and parents that will last a lifetime. They help create a more engaging learning environment, and they get to work in one of the best professions. That’s why educators become school leaders.

Job Titles

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Building Administrator

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