M.Ed. or Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision (Type 75 certification)
The educational leadership master's program in administration and supervision at National Louis University is designed for certified and experienced educators who want to take on leadership roles — including principal positions — in K-12 educational settings.
Consider getting your educational leadership master's at NLU if you:
- Want to earn your Principal Endorsement in Illinois
- Want to earn your Type 51 Principal license in Wisconsin
- Desire to take on a leadership role in education
A non-licensure degree program is also available for those who do not qualify for or are not interested in the licensure or endorsements listed above. Individuals who might be interested in this program include principals of private or charter schools and anyone lacking a state of Illinois teaching certificate or state of Wisconsin teaching license.
Why NLU for an Educational Leadership Master's
NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education and administrator training programs, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, we’ve trained thousands of Chicago-area and state of Wisconsin teachers, and continue to graduate the majority of Illinois’ Golden Apple Award winners — one of the most prestigious teacher honors in the state. Our instructors bring both academic skills and their extensive leadership experience to the classroom, which brings unique depth to NLU’s Degrees in Education programs.
What You Will Learn
- How to design and analyze system priorities and improvement plans
- How to effectively lead and manage, while building collaboration in a school environment to ensure both student and faculty success
- How to work more effectively with a team to identify, clarify and solve organizational challenges
- How to evaluate financial and budgetary appropriations
- How to effectively evaluate and supervise staff
Employment for school administrators is projected to grow about 8 percent between 2008 and 2018. Job opportunities should be excellent due to a large number of expected retirements and fewer applicants.
Convenient 18–22 month formats
NLU’s Administration and Supervision program is offered in two convenient formats designed to fit your professional and personal commitments. A traditional on-campus format and a blended format that combines on-campus courses with online instruction.
Master of Education (M.Ed.):The M.Ed. degree is designed for certified or licensed professional teachers seeking advanced preparation for higher levels of professional competence in the classroom.
Education Specialist (Ed.S.): The Ed.S. degree is a post-master, pre-doctoral degree designed to meet the needs of school leaders who have completed their master’s level work and need advanced specialization in the areas of their master’s concentration.
Additional Program Requirements
A required internship component is part of the NLU endorsement/ licensure program. Students will complete a variety of significant school leadership experiences and will have an internship advisor from NLU to support them throughout their program.
The internship is based on the state of Illinois and state of Wisconsin requirements. Candidates will complete a set of competencies designed to prepare them to be effective principals.
The internship also includes video evaluation of teacher performance, mock interviews, resume building, etc. Illinois graduating students will be eligible for the Illinois CPS principal test.
The non-certification track replaces the 6 semester hours of internship (EDL598) with electives in the field of leadership or education. Recommended electives are EDL510, Leadership and Organizational Development of Schools, and EDL512, Communication and Technology Skills for School Leaders.
State Certification Requirements
As of September 1, 2012 the state of Illinois required all Administration and Supervision programs that lead to an Illinois principal endorsement be revised and seek new approval. The NLU Educational Leadership Program in Administration and Supervision has been approved to meet the new Illinois requirements. Candidates will be eligible to apply for the new principal endorsement in Illinois upon successful completion of the program.
As of January 1, 2013 this is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approved program and candidates will be eligible to apply for the type 51 Principal license upon successful completion of the program.
Prepare for the TAP with an NLU Workshop
Illinois applicants only: the ILTS Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) is one of the most important tests on the road to becoming an administrator. NLU offers a series of TAP workshops in critical content areas. All workshops are FREE to NLU applicants and students and open to everyone else for a fee.* Get fully prepared for the TAP and register for a workshop today!
All applicants must meet NLU’s general admission requirements as well as state-specific program requirements for the Administration and Supervision program. Refer to the appropriate Application Checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline.
Get more information today about enrolling in NLU’s Educational Leadership Master's in Administration and Supervision program. Talk to your Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888.658.8632).