Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Principal Endorsement Program is a 36 semester hour graduate program. The curriculum design includes 90 hours of field experience embedded in nine courses giving candidates the opportunity to directly apply what they are learning in class. The program also includes 3 internship experiences in pre k-12 settings with the supervision of both university faculty as well as district mentors.

Year 1

Summer 1 EDU6515 Technology for School Leaders (3)
Summer 2 EDU6510 Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory (3)
Fall EDU6530 The Leadership Role in Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation (3)
Fall EDU6580 The Leader Role in Supervision, Assessment and Evaluation in Literacy Learning (3)
Spring EDU6525 The Leader Role in Human Resources and Supervision of Staff (3)
Spring EDU6585 Introduction to the Internship*
Successfully completed by 1st week of May

Year 2

Summer EDU6585 Summer Residency Internship*
Summer 1 EDU6570 School Leadership and the Law (3)
Summer 2 EDU6575 School Leadership and the Law for Special Populations (3)
Fall EDU6590 Internship for Educational Leaders I (3)
Fall EDU6535 The Leader Role in School-Community Relations (3)
Spring EDU6595 Internship for Educational Leaders II (3)
Spring EDU6565  The Leader Role in Fiscal Management (3)


*3 semester hours awarded after successful completion of EDU6585 Introduction to the Internship and EDU 6585 Summer Residency Internship.

For questions about the Principal Endorsement Program of Study or course descriptions, please contact the program manager/advisor, Sandra Groth at 630-947-8939 or