Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
Master of Arts
Faculty B. Douglas Anderson, Scott Day, Daniel Matthews, Margaret
Noe, William Phillips, Patricia Tucker-Ladd
Emeritus Faculty James Cherry
Adjunct Faculty Calvin Jackson, Tom Kerins, Mary Loken, Charles
Matthews, Shari McCurdy, Roberta Shrake, David Turner
Contact: (217) 206-6306
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The purpose of the educational leadership program is to prepare
collaborative, proactive educational leaders committed to improving
the quality of leadership in a variety of organizational contexts.
This is achieved by assuming leadership positions or roles
within educational organizations and classrooms, engaging in scholarly
inquiry about school and classroom leadership, meeting state
and national standards and school reform initiatives, as
practices within educational arenas.
The educational leadership program is characterized by an integration
of a wide variety of scholarly and clinical activities oriented
toward practical application of intellectual, democratic,
and ethical aspects of school and classroom leadership. These include
courses, clinical experiences, research, and the master's
activities. The educational leadership program serves graduate
students with concentrations in 1) administrative leadership
and 2) master teaching and leadership (online).
Students must apply to UIS before it is possible to enroll
in courses. To be eligible for full admission to the educational
program, a student must have completed a bachelor's degree
a grade-point average of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale.
A student can be conditionally admitted if the GPA is between
3.00. Conditional admission means that the student must
achieve a GPA
of 3.00 or better in the first eight hours of course work
the EDL program. If a student achieves the required GPA
first eight hours, he or she will be fully admitted to
the program. Transfer credit is evaluated on a course-by-course
the faculty adviser and approval of the EDL convener.
A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B
or above. A failing grade is given for work below that
of C awarded during the effective period of this catalog
provided that an equal or greater number of A credits
are earned in EDL courses. However, no more than eight hours
of C grades
will be accepted.
Communication and Library Skills
Oral and written communication skills are practiced and
evaluated in most EDL courses. Satisfactory completion
of the master's
closure activities fulfills the UIS communication skills
of EDL 505 Introduction to Research and EDL 541 Educational
Research Methods satisfies the library skills requirement.
All educational leadership degree candidates are required to complete
master's closure activities.
The EDL master's degree requires completion of 40 semester hours.
There are four core area requirements each for the administrative
leadership (ADL) and master teaching and leadership (MTL) concentrations.
EDL 505 Introduction to Research (ADL) 4 Hrs.
EDL 541 Educational Research Methods (MTL) 4 Hrs.
EDL 509 Organizational Dynamics (ADL) 4 Hrs.
EDL 542 Teacher Leadership (MTL) 4 Hrs.
EDL 511 Curriculum (ADL) 4 Hrs.
EDL 543 Instructional Design (MTL) 4 Hrs.
EDL 528 Master's Project Proposal (ADL) 2 Hrs.
EDL 529 Master's Project (ADL) 2 Hrs.
EDL 561 Master's Project/Portfolio Proposal (MTL) 2 Hrs.
EDL 562 Master's Project/Portfolio (MTL) 2 Hrs.
Administrative Leadership Concentration
The administrative leadership concentration (ADL) is designed
to meet the professional growth and in-service needs of
The ADL concentration provides for a carefully planned
set of experiences designed to develop the knowledge, skills,
for elementary and secondary administrative leadership
positions. Courses in the program are appropriate for classroom
State Board of Education personnel, central administrative
staff, and school board members. A wide selection of courses
to meet students( needs and interests while fulfilling
degree and/or certification requirements.
The curriculum provides an opportunity to obtain the M.A.
in educational leadership, as well as fulfill state requirements
for the type
75 general administrative (principalship) certificate.
The master's degree requires the completion of 40 semester
work, including 32 semester hours of ADL courses.
Entrance Requirements for the Administrative Leadership
Applicants must hold a valid state-issued teaching
certificate. A photocopy of the certificate should
be submitted at
the time of application to the ADL concentration. All
must be received before June 15 for admission to the
ADL concentration for the fall semester, before November
for the spring semester,
and before April 1 for the summer session. Late applications
will be considered for the following semester.
Individuals interested in obtaining administrative
positions in Illinois public schools must be properly
established by the State Teachers Certification Board
include a master's degree, two years of documented
or school service personnel experience, 32 semester
hours of required graduate courses, and clinical
experiences. Courses required for
the general administrative certificate can be completed
in the ADL concentration. Detailed information about
is included in the EDL Student Handbook, available
office. All students desiring certification must
apply for admission to the certificate program. Requirements
master's degree or admission to the ADL concentration.
Clinical experiences are required for type 75 administrative
A student enrolled in the ADL concentration is expected
to see a faculty adviser during the first semester
of enrollment. Assistance
in selecting an adviser is available from any member
faculty. The adviser assists the student in planning
his/her program of
studies and is also available to provide career
Springfield Educational Consortium
The UIS educational leadership program is a member
of the Springfield Educational Consortium. Composed
at Springfield, Southern Illinois University,
Western Illinois University, and Illinois State University,
allows the coordination of course offerings in
in the Springfield area, thus broadening the
of courses available to students. Students enrolled
program are encouraged to complete some of their
course work with the consortium universities
as appropriate and approved
UIS educational leadership convener. Advanced
certificate and doctoral-level courses are available as offered
by participating universities.
Master Teaching and Leadership Concentration
The master teaching and leadership (MTL) concentration
is designed specifically for teachers who wish
to assume leadership
within and beyond the classroom but who are
not interested in obtaining
an administrative certificate. It is conducted
entirely online and is characterized by lectures,
and projects, with emphasis on reflection and
writing. Courses include
studies in teaching, leadership, research,
technology use, and a master's closure project.
in MTL meet the
requirement for teacher certificate renewal.
Two courses facilitate master
teaching certification by the National Board
for Professional Teaching Standards.
Entrance Requirements for the Master Teaching
and Leadership Concentration
While applicants for MTL should be active
in some form of education, a teaching certificate
for admission must be made to the university
along with completion of a personal data
of student needs and program requirements
with the coordinator or
assigned faculty adviser.
Advising for MTL is conducted by the MTL coordinator or another
assigned faculty adviser. Initial advising must be completed
by the end of the student's first semester. The faculty adviser
assists the student in planning his/her program of studies and
is also available to provide career counseling.
See http://mtl.uis.edu for further details.