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Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

  • Specialist’s Degree in Education

  • Certification Only

-Individuals already holding a master of science may complete a  certification-only or specialist option.

Educational Administration at SIUE

The Department of Educational Leadership offers a program of study leading to the master of science in education (MSEd) degree. There are two program options: Teacher Leader or Principal. There are three pathways that lead to the Principal Endorsement on Illinois’ Professional Educator License, Teacher Leader and/or Initial Administrative Certification in Missouri: (1) a master’s program; (2) a specialist’s program for students who already hold a master’s , and; (3) a certification-only (non-degree) program for students who already hold a master’s but do not wish to pursue an additional graduate degree. 

Career Outlook at SIUE

Completion of the Principal Endorsement or Teacher Leader program (endorsement, master’s, or specialist) ordinarily satisfies Illinois requirements for the associated endorsement. The Principal Endorsement prepares professionals to be elementary, middle school, or high school principals and assistant principals.  The Teacher Leader endorsement prepares professionals to assume a variety of building level leadership roles.  Courses are generally acceptable for certification in other states. 

Sample Curriculum >>

secondary ed
Phillip Buckley, Ph.D., J.D.,
2011, University of Pennsylvania

David S. Knowlton, Ed.D.,
1998, The University of Memphis

Yuliang Liu, Ph.D.,
2000, Texas A & M University

Jennifer L. Logue, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Linda Morice, Ph.D.,
1992, Saint Louis University

Laurel D. Puchner, Ph.D.,
1998, University of Pennsylvania

Alison Reeves, Ph.D.
2006, University of Arizona

Vicki Van Tuyle, Ed.D.,
2008, Western Illinois University

Melissa A. Thomeczek, Ph.D.,
2002, Indiana State University

Tianlong Yu, Ed.D.,
2002, University of New York –Binghamton

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