Certificate of Advanced Study

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-6306
Email: edl@uis.edu
Website: www.uis.edu/edl

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership has two concentrations. The Superintendent Endorsement prepares future Superintendents with the expertise needed for the highest level of leadership in school districts.  The Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement provides advanced study in the organization, administration, and management of fiscal, physical, and human resources of a public school district.

Courses include a carefully planned set of standards-based experiences designed to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to meet candidates’ needs and interest in the areas of the Superintendent Endorsement and/or Chief School Business Official Endorsement. Candidates may work to meet the endorsement requirements for both concentrations within the Certificate of Advanced Study.

Passing at the graduate level is considered a B or higher. A maximum of 8 hours of C (2.0) is applicable, provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at the time of program completion and an approved student petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration. Grades of C- or lower are not accepted.