2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethical Building Leadership Endorsement (Indiana)

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Karen A. Dowling, Ph.D., Director

The EBL program will prepare candidates to take the Indiana Principal License Exam and will be innovative in its focus on the disposition aspect of leadership, and the concentration of blending sound educational leadership theory with real life experiences and application of the theory covered in each module. The program seeks to equip candidates to take the Indiana Principal License Exam, prepare future school leaders through sound educational leadership theory with real life experiences, and provide application of the theory and knowledge the courses and professional seminars. The program is 18-20 months in length, and each course is 8 weeks in length. Classes are scheduled to meet online (weekly format) or onsite (one night per week) with seminars at the end of each course. The EBL program clinical experiences include a practicum beginning in the first course of the program and will continue throughout the core program courses. Students will submit standards-aligned assignments as evidence of course learning outcomes mastery and each student will be assessment by both the university supervisor and the building mentor.

Program Completion/Licensure requirements:
  • Take and pass State-required pedagogy and content exams. In Indiana, this includes the Indiana CORE Assessments for Building Level Administrator. The content exam is the (039) School Administrator-Building Level for the Building Level Administrator P-12 license.
  • Must complete approved educator preparation program (Ethical Building Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University/ONU Global core program of study qualifies).
  • All master’s degree candidates must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

21 hours


In order to pass the courses, one must complete all required clinical experience hours (if applicable), as well as the mastery assessment assignment(s) with a grade of 80% or higher. The mastery assessment assignment is linked to course objectives that are aligned with state standards for endorsement, so passing the mastery assessment assignment demonstrates competency and ability to master those objectives.


The following additional courses may be added to the endorsement courses, leading to a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction.  A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to complete the program.

Program learning objectives are as follows:

  • Use their role as human capital manager to drive improvements in teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
  • Focus on effective teaching and learning, possess a deep and comprehensive understanding of best instructional practices, and continuously promote activities that contribute to the academic success of all students.
  • Model personal behavior that sets the tone for all student and adult relationships in the school.
  • Build relationships to ensure that all key stakeholders work effectively with each other to achieve transformative results.
  • Develop a schoolwide culture of achievement aligned to the school’s vision of success for every student.
  • Leverage organizational, operational, and resource management skills to support school improvement and achieve desired educational outcomes.
  • Exhibit an increased understanding of human nature and Christian values, with an emphasis on the individual’s ethical and moral responsibilities to his or her teaching field, students, colleagues, and communities.

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