About the Program
You are about to read information about one of the most outstanding administrator preparation programs in Iowa. This two-year, six semester program requires an internship during each of the six semesters. The internship is conducted onsite with an approved mentor, which is usually the student’s principal. Ten rigorous, scaffolded courses meet the standards set by the Iowa Department of Education. As well as the high standards set by Viterbo University.
Each of our instructors is a current or recently retired principal who brings a wealth of experiences to each course. They design assignments, activities, and readings that address the Iowa Standards for School Leaders (ISSL) in a meaningful and practical manner. Focused topical speakers may supplement the courses.
There are two tracks for this program; 1) the initial master’s degree or 2) the licensure-only track for those individuals who already possess a master’s degree. The program allows a maximum of nine equivalent transfer credits which are reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis. Each of these tracks culminates in a PK-12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education license.
During the student’s final or sixth semester in the program, the student presents an electronic portfolio to a team of evaluators addressing the six standards of the Iowa Standards for School Leaders. This presentation provides the students the ability to demonstrate to the administrative team the content learned as well as the internship experiences received throughout the program.
The next cohort
Viterbo University – Iowa Center will begin a new cohort for its Educational Leadership Program in June of 2013 in West Des Moines. Application deadline is April 12, 2013 or until the cohort is filled.
Educational Leadership Information Sessions
These sessions will be held at the Iowa Center – 4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195, West Des Moines, IA. It is located across the street east from Lowe’s and next to Palmer’s Deli.
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
*Please call (515) 224-4811 to RSVP
Electronic applications are available online at http://www.viterbo.edu/applyonline and directions are on the How to Apply link to your right.
When all application materials have been received and evaluated, Viterbo University-Iowa Center will contact the applicant to attend an interview.
Financial Aid may be available for those students who qualify and have been admitted to the program. Information and contacts can be found at
For the 2012-13 courses, the fee is $310 per credit.
“I feel fortunate that I experienced the rigorous standards of the Viterbo Educational Leadership Program. Other graduate programs may not have given me such diverse internship and classroom opportunities, which would have left me ill-prepared for my current position. Once again I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the opportunities and experiences I had through the Viterbo program.” (KF)
THANK YOU for visiting the Viterbo University-Iowa Center Educational Leadership Program web page. We encourage you to seriously consider this program and become a cohort member of a dynamic and proven administrator preparation program.
If you have additional questions, please plan to attend one of our Overview Sessions listed above or contact:
Norene Bunt, Iowa Educational Leadership/Program Specialist, email@example.com or 515-309-9123