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Admission Requirements

  • Graduate School application and $40 fee
  • Submission of all post-secondary academic transcripts
  • A master of science in education or its equivalent with a grade point average of 3.25(A=4.0) or higher in graduate study.
  • International Applicants: Proof of English Proficiency, minimum requirements are TOEFL (79), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent
  • Applicants for the superintendent’s program must show they have at least two years full time administrative or supervisory experience on the following Illinois Credential: General Administrative; Principal; Director of Special Education; or Chief Business Official. Please contact the Program Director, Alison Reeves ( if you have questions about the experience requirement.

Program application materials may be uploaded during the application process, but official transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended. Please contact the Graduate Admissions office with questions regarding the application submission process at

Review the SIUE Admissions Policy for more information.

Candidate Requirements

Students meeting the admission requirements will be given provisional admission allowing them to enroll in courses. During the first semester enrolled, 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 selection as a candidate, candidates receive full admittance to the program.

Application Deadline

We are currently admitting students each semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, contact
Dr. Andrew Leland
Educational Administration Program Director
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Andrew Leland, Ph.D.,
    2018, Rutgers University        

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

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