School Superintendent Endorsement

In accordance with the ISBE requirements, students are no longer admitted to the current Superintendent Endorsement program after August 31, 2016.  The Superintendent Endorsement program  is under redesign at this time and the EDL Department will seek approval from the ISBE to offer the new program in the near future.

The Post-Master’s Certificate Program leading to the Superintendent Endorsement requires the completion of 36 semester hours of course work, which includes 32 hours of EDL courses and two semesters (two credit hours each) of internship experiences.

EDL 603Advanced Seminar on Law and Public Policy4
EDL 604Politics of Education: Federal, State and Local Politics and Policies4
EDL 605Research in Educational Leadership4
EDL 611Superintendent as Instructional Leader4
EDL 612Management of Educational Funds and Facilities4
EDL 621Superintendent and Central Staff/Personnel Management4
EDL 626Clinical Experiences/Internship I2
EDL 627Clinical Experiences/Internship II2
EDL 635Organizational Theory and Leadership4
EDL 680Leadership and School Improvement4
Total Hours36

Candidates must take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for the state of Illinois entitlement.