Department of Educational Leadership

We prepare future administrators who are highly qualified to lead their schools in meeting state and national standards, and in adopting school reform initiatives.

Our graduates leave with new career potential and a commitment to make a difference in children’s lives.



What’s New


Submit an online Graduation Application (after login, select the “Graduation” tab).

 Graduates must submit an online Graduation Application via Student Self-Service by October 2, 2017 (Fall 2017) or February 16, 2018 (Spring 2018).

Graduates must also submit s Graduation Application Signature Form signed by the advisor and department chair prior to the February 16 deadline.

Questions or concerns, please email or call 217/206-7730.


Scholarship Activities

Swan, K., Day, S., Bloemer, W., & Bogle, L. (2017). “Gap Analysis:  An Innovative Look at Gateway Courses and Student Retention”. Online Learning Consortium, Innovate Conference, New Orleans.

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