Principalship Endorsement

This program prepares future elementary and secondary school administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans and Department Chairs) who are highly qualified to hold leadership positions in K-12 schools.  The program was designed to provide a rigorous set of experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and competencies needed by educational leaders at the local and state level. The UIS principal preparation program has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.1

A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable to the degree (grades of C- or lower are not accepted), provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at time of graduation and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration.

NOTE: Students also should refer to the campus policy on Grades Acceptable Toward Master’s Degrees section of this catalog.

Please see the sections on endorsement and internship requirements under the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership page.

EDL 502 School Finance 4
EDL 503 School Law 4
EDL 505 Introduction To Research 4
or EDL 541 Educational Research Methods
EDL 509 Organizational Dynamics 4
EDL 511 School Improvement 4
EDL 519 The Principalship 4
EDL 525 Supervision Of Instruction 4
EDL 526 Principal Internship I 2
EDL 527 Principal Internship II 2
Total Hours 32

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