Principal Licensure


ISU's master’s degree in Educational Administration (PreLEAD) is designed to fully prepare you to assume challenging and rewarding administrative and supervisory positions in schools, school districts, and educational agencies. The PreLEAD program leads to initial principal certification and is taught in a cohort model, where you will progress through the program and develop professional networks with peers from across Iowa. This program is taught by experienced practitioners and active scholars in the field of educational leadership and is designed for your busy schedule.

Contact: Anita Micich
Phone: 515-294-4334
E-mail Address:

Certificate Funding Options

This Certificate program does not currently qualify for Federal Financial Aid. The following funding options are available:


Application Deadlines: TBA

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Please use the Candidate Support Forms from the supplemental PreLEAD application INSTEAD of the three letters of recommendation from the online graduate application.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
PTE 56
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS:No

Financial Statement: Application