Educational Leadership with Teacher Leader Endorsement, M.Ed.

Improve teacher success to improve student success.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Teacher Leader Endorsement program approaches leadership through the lens of social justice advocacy while addressing issues with integrity and in a caring and ethical manner. Upon graduation, students will be well-versed in the improvement of student instruction and learning, professional development, coaching, mentoring, and being a team leader or a division chair.

The Educational Leadership program meets the standards for building level leadership set by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). This graduate program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and fully approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Scholarship Options

Visit the Financial Aid for Educational Studies page for more information on education scholarships.

Sample Courses:
  • Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • Critical Issues in School Law for Educational Leaders
  • Organizational Systems in Educational Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for School Improvement
  • Supervision for Professional Development
  • Multicultural Foundations for Learning Communities
Admission Requirements
  • Professional Educator License (PEL) with Teaching endorsement
  • Three years successful teaching experience
  • Fulfillment of House Bill 150 (Survey of Exceptional Children and Adolescents or Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities)
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for the final 60 credit hours completed
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Successful completion of Lewis University COE Graduate Writing Sample
  • Submission of graduate application form with non-refundable application fee
  • Two completed College of Education recommendation forms
  • Meet with the appropriate Department Chair or Program Director for a personal interview to discuss educational goals

Please refer to the Office of Admissions for application requirements and specific next steps.

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