Educational Leadership, M.Ed. with Principal Endorsement

Total Credit Hours: 33

PREREQUISITES
  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Valid Type 03, 04, 09 or 10 Illinois teaching certificate.
  3. Four years of successful teaching experience.
  4. Successful completion of Illinois Basic Skills Test or Test of Academic Proficiency.
  5. Fulfillment of Survey of Exceptional Child requirement (105 ILCS 5/21-2a).
I. Core Courses (21)
(no transfer credit allowed)

522 Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership (3)
538 Critical Issues in School Law for Educational Leaders (3)
548 Organizational System in Educational Leadership (3)
558 School Finance (3)
578 The Principalship as Critical Transformative Leader (3)
*588 Internship I (3)
589 Internship II (3)

*Completion of State Content Test Prior to Internship

II. Non-core Courses (12)
(transfer credit accepted)

CURRICULUM STRAND FOR NON-CORE COURSES
557 Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for School Improvement (3)
575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)
576 Multicultural Foundations for Educators and Counselors (3)
577 Supervision for Professional Development (3)

SPECIAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM STRAND FOR NON-CORE COURSES
(additional coursework leading to Special Education Director Endorsement via ISBE transcript evaluation)

575 Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)
576 Multicultural Foundations for Educators and Counselors (3)
581 Supervision and Administration of Special Education (3)
586 Principles of Counseling: Guidance, Supervisory and Special Education Personnel (3)