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.

CURRICULUM

Teacher Leader M.Ed. (31 credit Hours)
EDLD-50800 Teacher Leader Seminar (1)
EDLD-52200  Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership (3)
EDLD-53800 Critical Issues in School Law For Educational Leaders (3)
EDLD-54100   Culture of Schools and School  Communities (3)
EDLD-54800 Organizational Systems in Educational Leadership (3)
EDLD-55700  Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for School Improvement (3)
RDLT-57500  Practical Research for Learning Communities (3)
EDLD-57600 Multicultural Foundations for Educators and Counselors (3)
EDLD-57700 Supervision for Professional Development (3)
EDLD-58000 Critical Transformative Leadership (3)
EDLD-58700 Teacher Leader Practicum (3)

Completion of ISBE content Area

Comprehensive Examination

Teacher Leader Endorsement Only (21 Credit Hours) (Previous M.Ed. required)
EDLD-52200  Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership (3)
EDLD-54100   Culture of Schools and School  Communities (3)
EDLD-54800 Organizational Systems in Educational Leadership (3)
EDLD-55700  Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for School Improvement (3)
EDLD-58000 Critical Transformative Leadership (3)
EDLD-58100 Supervision for Professional Development (3)
EDLD-58700 Teacher Leader Practicum (3)

Completion of ISBE Content Area test

Comprehensive Examination

CONTACT

Dr. Lauren Hoffman
Program Director
(815) 836-5501
hoffmala@lewisu.edu

Nina Nowaczyk
Assistant Director
Graduate Admissions
(815) 836-5811
nowaczni@lewisu.edu

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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