DHH Department Chair, Hinsdale South High School
"When exploring administrative training programs, I was looking for the in-depth training Lewis offers as opposed to a program that only provided the 'paper' to be an administrator. At Lewis, I was able to develop a working network of peers with whom I could grow and rely on as a new administrator."
You understand the importance of strong leadership, and are acutely aware of the need for strong leaders in our schools. With a critical view and explicit focus on social justice, Lewis' Masters in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement
will help you become one of those leaders that are so desperately needed.
Our challenging curriculum prepares educators to effectively transition into leadership positions such as principal and assistant principal. As a candidate in the Educational Leadership program, you will learn specific and customized leadership methods through courses such as:
- Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership
- Critical Issues in School Law for Educational Leaders
- School Finance
"Our programs prepare critical transformative leaders who will address social issues with integrity and in a caring and ethical manner."
Standing behind the College of Education's mission of "Developing Learning Communities", our Educational Leadership faculty and local educational professionals will equip you at every level with the knowledge, strategies and resources needed to be an effective leader.
With rolling admission and open cohorts available at many of our campus locations, Lewis University is the perfect place to prepare for your P-12 Principal Endorsement and prepare to become a Principal or Assistant Principal.
The Master of Education program requires 33 semester credit hours
, which can be completed in an accelerated format in approximately two years. A yearlong internship
is also required for the degree. The 12 non-core credit hours may consist of the standard curriculum strand or the Special Education strand.
Director of Special Education Endorsement
Candidates may elect to complete additional requirements
for the Director of Special Education Endorsement. Prerequisites apply and a transcript review must be completed by ISBE for approval.
Applying to Lewis is easy. Start your online application right now.