Principalship Endorsement

This program prepares future elementary and secondary school administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans and Department Chairs) who are highly qualified to hold leadership positions in K-12 schools.  The program was designed to provide a rigorous set of experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and competencies needed by educational leaders at the local and state level. The UIS principal preparation program has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.1

A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable to the degree (grades of C- or lower are not accepted), provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at time of graduation and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration.

NOTE: Students also should refer to the campus policy on Grades Acceptable Toward Master’s Degrees section of this catalog.

Please see the sections on endorsement and internship requirements under the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership page.

EDL 502School Finance4
EDL 503School Law4
EDL 505Introduction To Research4
or EDL 541 Educational Research Methods
EDL 509Organizational Dynamics4
EDL 511School Improvement4
EDL 519The Principalship4
EDL 525Supervision Of Instruction4
EDL 526Principal Internship I2
EDL 527Principal Internship II2
Total Hours32