Educational Leadership

Departmental Website


Our department provides programmatic and professional growth opportunities for our students, both on-campus and at sites where our presence is requested.

In addition, we promote educational forums at which faculty and students can meet with other educators, practicing administrators, community agency representatives and other professionals to continue their educational growth and professional development.

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

assistant superintendent, superintendent

Research Opportunities

All students are involved in action research projects throughout the program.

Professional Development Opportunities

Information regarding professional development opportunities is available at:

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Graduate assistantship information is available at:


Scholarship information is available from the department by calling 217-581-2919.

Scholarship Listing

Click on the scholarship to learn more, including contact information and application procedures.

2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
Dwight & Bette (Leckrone) Baptist Scholarship
EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
Ernett and Mazie Warner Presidential Award in Education Administration Award
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
Hans C. Olsen Scholarship
John and Joyce Dively Education Leadership Scholarship
Kate Booker Stapp Scholarship
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Robert & Kathryn Augustine Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Competition & MAGS Thesis Nomination
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
The Rohn Family Scholarship in Educational Administration
Verne Stockman Graduate Scholarship in Educational Technology
Williams Travel Grants

To search for scholarship opportunities please visit

Faculty Listing

Educational Leadership, Buzzard Hall 2320
Contact Name: Dr. Nick Osborne, Graduate Coordinator
Contact Email:
Coordinator Profile: