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The Department of Educational Leadership's mission is to prepare quality candidates to serve as superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders. The M.S. Ed. and Ed.S. programs actively engage students in courses that focus on the essential elements of leadership necessary for successfully guiding the effective and efficient operation of our schools.

The M.S.Ed. program is structured to prepare candidates to serve as principals and provide quality leadership at the school building level. The Ed.S. program focuses on the preparation of candidates to serve as superintendents and other central office administration providing quality leadership at the school district level. The programs are actively reviewed and improved as the field of educational administration evolves. The commitment to continuous improvement is shown in the design and implementation of the new two tier principal endorsement program. 

Degree completion meets the course requirements necessary for the Teacher Leader Endorsement on an individual's Illinois Educator's License.

Why Choose EIU for Your Educational Leadership?

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