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To be eligible for the Teacher Leader endorsement program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree and master's degree from an accredited college or university and hold a valid teaching license.
To apply, please submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission:
- A completed application
- Application fee ($40.00)
- 2 years of full-time teaching on a valid standard teaching Licensure at the time of application
- One official transcript from all colleges and/or universities attended
- A resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers
- Statement of purpose indicating professional development goals and related experience (750 words)
This non-degree program allows students who already have a Master’s degree to obtain an ISBE Teacher Leader Endorsement. Candidates already holding a Master’s degree (M.Ed. or M.A.) and a professional educator license may enter the program seeking the Teacher Leader Endorsement. Students not holding a Master’s degree must complete either the existing Educational Leadership or Curriculum Studies Master’s program and obtain their professional educator license before they can obtain the Teacher Leader Endorsement.
40 Quarter Hours, Grade of C or Better Required in All Courses
|Educational Leadership Courses|
|A&S 491||EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS||4|
|A&S 493||DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING||4|
|A&S 496||STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS||4|
|A&S 498||INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT||4|
|A&S 499||PLANNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||4|
|Curriculum Studies Courses|
|CS 470||TEACHERS AS LEADERS||4|
|CS 482||THE HISTORY OF CURRICULUM PRACTICE||4|
|CS 488||CURRICULUM DESIGN||4|
|Bilingual/Bicultural Education Courses|
|BBE 599||LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATING LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS||4|
This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the U.S. Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid.