Jun 19, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals, MS

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The Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP) is a leading principal preparation program with graduates throughout Indiana and the
United States. EPPSP is a two-year, 36-credit-hour program resulting in a master of science degree.

A cohort of approximately 25 students begins in January of each year. Admission requirements are available at www.butler.edu/education/graduate-programs/educational-administration-eppsp/.

EPPSP at Butler:

  • Combines theory and practice in an innovative and experience-based approach
  • Utilizes the concept of adult learning as an essential foundation
  • Encompasses the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards as well as National Educational Leadership Preparation standards and effective schools research
  • Fosters collaboration and collegiality in a relationship-based, cohort setting
  • Provides an opportunity for students to experience authentic and relevant learning and mastery of administrative skills through internships and group projects
  • Challenges students to demonstrate leadership skills in their school setting and community

EPPSP Student Learning Outcomes

The EPPSP student has the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a school vision of learning supported by the school community
  • Collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources
  • Promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practices to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context, and by acting in a fair and ethical manner
  • Managing the organization, operations, and resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment 

Non-Master’s Licensure-Only in Education Administration

For those students who seek licensure in education administration and already hold a master’s degree, EPPSP offers a 24-credit-hour program of study. Students must meet the same requirements for admittance as for the 36-credit-hour program and will participate in four phases with the cohort members with whom they were admitted:

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