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 603 Advanced Seminar on Law and Public Policy 4
EDL 604 Politics of Education: Federal, State and Local Politics and Policies 4
EDL 605 Research in Educational Leadership 4
EDL 611 Superintendent as Instructional Leader 4
EDL 612 Management of Educational Funds and Facilities 4
EDL 621 Superintendent and Central Staff/Personnel Management 4
EDL 626 Clinical Experiences/Internship I 2
EDL 627 Clinical Experiences/Internship II 2
EDL 635 Organizational Theory and Leadership 4
EDL 680 Leadership and School Improvement 4
Total Hours 36

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