Welcome to School Leadership Concentration
Welcome to the School Leadership Concentration
A Message from the Program Coordinator
Welcome to the Master of Arts in School Leadership program
This web site has been developed by the ELAD faculty and the NEIU Graduate College in order to acquaint our students with the department's policies and procedures and to provide a professionally rewarding experience for our students. Students who have completed the Master's degree program in School Leadership at NEIU do well on the state's certification exam and go on to positions of influence in their schools and communities.
The Graduate Program in School Leadership
The Department of Educational Leadership and Development, at the graduate level, includes two sequences in Educational Leadership: School Leadership and Higher Education Leadership. In addition, M.A. degrees are offered in Human Resource Development and Inner City Studies. This area of the ELAD website outlines the policies, procedures, and requirements of the School Leadership Program.
The sequence of courses and the objectives of the School Leadership Program have been designed to develop exemplary school leaders and to foster their continued growth and effectiveness. Our program includes two practicum experiences, thus providing for a unique blend of theory and practice in preparation for positions of leadership. Students who successfully complete the course concentration in School Leadership will develop competencies in effective leadership, educational management practices, and staff development at the school level. Completion of the twelve course sequence will result in the award of an M.A. degree in School Leadership. This concentration also leads to a Type 75 General Administrative Certificate. The class size maximum is twenty students, ensuring a close relationship between professor and student.
NEIU graduates in School Leadership have gone on to careers in administration at the building and district office levels. The M.A. degree and the Type 75 certificate have been entrees to positions as deans, department chairs, assistant principals, and central office administration. Our graduates are in demand and highly successful in obtaining administrative positions after graduation. Our graduates also have a high level of success in completing the Illinois State Board of Education's Type 75 examination.
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