Department of Educational Leadership

For decades, UIS has produced Illinois' strong and successful leaders in Education. Choose your path and complete a certificate, add an endorsement, or obtain a Masters degree to lead you to the next step in your career.

Valued, Needed, Influential Leadership

Graduate programs in Educational Leadership lead to careers in Instructional Design, Higher Education Administration, Technology Coordinators, Curriculum Directors, Community College Faculty, Educational Consultants, or to new positions in the PK-12 system such as Principal, Superintendent, Special Education, or ESL.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Principal Preparation Course Descriptions

Principal Endorsement

Admission Requirements

*Required* Principal Portfolio and Interview

Portfolio Rubric

Interview Rubric

Master of Arts in Education

M.A. in Education online

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Endorsements

Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Online Pedagogy

Online Programs Webinar


Department Forms

Special Approval Request EDL 526-531

Student Petition

IL Licensure Testing System

ISBE Entitlement Request Form (one typed copy with signature is needed).

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

Superintendent Endorsement Admission Document

Admissions and Internship Requirements

*Required* Superintendent Portfolio and Interview

Portfolio Rubric

Interview Rubric

Superintendent Program Webinar

Records and Registration

UIS Catalog

UIS Schedule and Textbook List

FAQ Records, Registration and Graduation

Academic Calendar

Catalog by Term