Department of Educational Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree and post-master's degree programs leading to the certification of K-12 principals and the Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility. The department also offers post-master's degree programs leading to the Special Education Supervisory certificate. Applicants who do not have an overall QPA of 3.00 or greater will be required to schedule a personal interview with the Department of Educational Leadership prior to admission to the degree program.
In addition to the regular requirements for graduate classes, the applicant for admission to graduate study in educational leadership must have an instructional or educational specialist certificate. The applicant must obtain from the Department of Educational Leadership and have executed two reference forms. One recommendation must be completed by a chief school officer (district superintendent or intermediate unit executive director) in the school in which the candidate is currently employed or has been most recently employed. The second reference must be either from a principal or immediate supervisor. The recommendation of the chair of the educational leadership program will be given following a review of the applicant's credentials. Admission to graduate study does not guarantee subsequent admission to candidacy for the master's degree.
Students will acquire professional knowledge required for school principals through an academic and field-based blended curriculum designed to address the ISLLC (2008) standards.