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Department of Educational Leadership University of Illinois Springfield

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E.D.L. Student using a computer The Educational Leadership Program prepares students to become 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 well as improving practices within educational arenas.

The Educational Leadership Program integrates of a wide variety of scholarly and clinical activities oriented toward practical application of intellectual, democratic, and ethical aspects of school and classroom leadership. Students will participate in formal courses, clinical experiences, research, and the master’s closure activities.

The M.A. in educational leadership is designed to meet the professional growth and in-service needs of Illinois educators. Courses in the program are appropriate for:

  • Classroom teachers
  • State Board of Education personnel
  • Central administrative staff
  • School board members

A wide selection of courses is available to meet students’ needs and interests while fulfilling degree and/or certification requirements.