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Admission Requirements

General requirements for admission to graduate study at the master’s level in educational administration are the same as those of the Graduate School. All applicants must complete and submit the Professional Experience Form found here. Applicants seeking admission to the Teacher Leader option must have at least one year teaching experience, and must satisfactorily complete EDAD 500, an admission portfolio and a personal interview. Applicants to the Principal option must hold, or have held, a preK-12 teaching position for two years prior to being admitted to the program and four years prior to completing the program. Applicants must also submit a prescribed portfolio and participate in a personal interview with program faculty prior to admission. 

Candidate Requirements

Students meeting the admission requirements will be given provisional admission allowing them to enroll in EDAD 500: Organization and Administration of schools. During EDAD 500, students complete the candidate selection process. This process includes: completion of a leadership portfolio summarizing leadership experience and potential for instructional leadership; identification of a qualified mentor for internship experiences; participation in a selection interview; and an assessment of written communication skills based on a response to a case study. Upon successful completion of EDAD 500 and selection as a candidate, candidates receive full admittance to the program. 

Graduation Requirements

All candidates in the Teacher Leader option must complete a field-based practicum supervised and evaluated by an administrator or teacher leader in the field and a faculty member of Educational Leadership of SIUE. All candidates in the Principal option for the master’s degree in educational administration must complete a program portfolio. Candidates must also complete a four course field-based internship which is aligned with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards, the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards, the 36 critical success factors outlined in the Southern Research Education Board’s “The Principal Internship: How Can We Get It Right?,” the Educational Leadership Constituents Council standards, and the Illinois State Board of Education General Administration Endorsement standards. Candidates must also complete a four course field-based internship experience. The internship is supervised and evaluated by an administrator in the field and a faculty member of Educational Leadership of SIUE.

Application Deadline

The deadline is approximately one month before the start of classes in the spring, summer or fall.

Contact Information

Dr. Andrew Leland
Department of Educational Leadership
Campus Box 1125, Edwardsville, IL  62026-1125
Phone: 618.650.3291 or 618.650.3288

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secondary ed

David S. Knowlton, Ed.D.,
1998, The University of Memphis
Andrew Leland, Ph.D.
2018, Rutgers University

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

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

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

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