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Department of Educational Leadership University of Illinois Springfield

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Principal Endorsement

The 36 semester hours of required graduate courses and internship experiences needed to earn the principal endorsement are embedded in the Master of Educational Leadership degree.

The Principalship endorsement is mandatory for teachers and other educators interested in moving into administrative positions in Illinois public schools.

The Principal preparation program is a UIS Blended Curriculum. That means that 49 percent of the program will be offered online. All on-ground classes will meet in the evenings at the UIS Campus orĀ  in Jacksonville.