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"As a graduate student in the Educational Leadership program at IPFW, I felt and still feel completely supported by all of the faculty members. This program taught me so much about the big picture of the educational world through course work and practicum experiences. All of my professors had real world experience, which they were more than willing to share. The cohort program also works very well in creating a network of professional connections that I am still using two years out of the program."

Jane Bitting, Assistant Principal, Huntington North High School, IPFW Educational Leadership Alum

Infographic detailing the IPFW Educational Leadership ModelThe Accelerated Cohort pathway is a sequenced set of courses taken over six consecutive semesters, completed in either 15 or 17 months. During the academic year, classes meet on select Saturdays with additional assignments completed online using a hybrid model.

During the Summer semesters, courses meet once per week for an extended class period. The advantage of the Cohort pathway is you build professional relationships with cohort peers that remain strong throughout your administrative careers. Because cohort classes have an assured level of enrollment, they are less subject to cancellation which means that cohort members can complete their programs according to the advertised schedule.

A new cohort is launched in the Spring semester (January) and Fall semester (August) when sufficient applications have been received. Therefore, early enrollment is encouraged to avoid cancellation of a course offering.