Post Master’s Certificate Concentrations
The Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Educational Leadership has two concentrations. The Superintendent Endorsement is designed to meet the professional growth needs of Illinois educators who are practicing building principals who wish to be prepared for central office leadership positions. The Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement is designed to prepare Illinois educators for advanced study and preparation in the organization and administration of the management of fiscal, physical, and human resources of a public school district in Illinois. Courses in this concentration are appropriate for candidates who currently hold central office business positions or those seeking the CSBO Endorsement.
Courses include a carefully planned set of standards-based experiences designed to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to meet candidates’ needs and interest in the areas of the Superintendent Endorsement and/or Chief School Business Official Endorsement. Candidates may work to meet the endorsement requirements for both concentrations within the Post-Master’s Certificate Program.
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.