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EIU Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Administration

Specialist Degree in Educational Administration provides the necessary coursework for graduates to secure the Illinois State Board of Education endorsement to be a Superintendent of Schools (pending re-approval by ISBE).  In addition to successful completion of the program, two years of full-time administrative experience and successful completion of the Illinois Superintendent Licensure Test are required for licensure. This degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours above the Master's Degree.  The required coursework is as follows:

  •      EDA 6200 Evaluating Student Achievement (4 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6600 Organizational Development in Educational Administration (4 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6650 Superintendent of Schools (4 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6700 Planning and Evaluation of Instructional Programs (3 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6800 Current Issues in Educational Administration (4 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6810 School Operations and the Law Seminar (2 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6850 School Plant Planning (2 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6860 School Finance (3 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6870 Collective Bargaining (3 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6910A Field Experience in Educational Administration (2 sem hrs)
  •      EDA 6910B Field Experience in Educational Administration (2 sem hrs)

    All hours included in a student's plan of study MUST be within a 6-year time limit preceding receipt of the degree.

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Educational Leadership

2320 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-6673

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