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).

Spring 2017 Graduates-application due February 17, 2017

Summer 2017 Graduates who wish to walk in the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony-application due February 17, 2017. Summer graduates must also submit a student petition to Dr. Day asking for permission to walk in the Spring ceremony.

Summer 2017 Graduates who do not wish to participate in the Spring ceremony-application due July 3, 2017.

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


Scholarship Activities

Swan, K., Day, S. & Bogle. L. (2016). Exploring Pedagogies of MOOC’s through Three Metaphors for Learning. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 (pp. 311-334). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Limerick, Ireland.

Swan, K., Day, S., & Bogle, L. (2016). Metaphors for Learning and the Pedagogies of MOOC’s. Learning at Scale Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Records and Registration