Concordia University Chicago was approved for the new Illinois Superintendent Endorsement Program on October 6, 2017. Described in this section are the courses required for the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement on the professional educator license (PEL).
There are three options to earn the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement:
- Illinois Superintendent Endorsement Only.
- Illinois Superintendent Endorsement with the Ed.S. degree. Students in this program may apply for financial aid. Students must have a previous master’s degree in Education or related field. This is an advanced study beyond the master’s degree but does not require a dissertation. See the Ed.S. section of the catalog.
- Illinois Superintendent with Ed.D (61 hours) or Ph.D (67 hours). The first 30 hours of the superintendent program (10 courses) may be applied to the doctoral program. See the doctoral section of the catalog.
The 30 semester hours of credit (face to face) must be beyond the master's degree level.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, approval, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
- Have a regionally accredited master’s degree.
- Have a General Administrative Certificate or Illinois Principal endorsement.
- Have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5.
- Have a minimum of two years of supervisory or administrative experience in a school or district by the end of the program.
|EDL-7111||Strategies of Educational Leadership for the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement||3|
|EDL-7241||Supervisory Theory and Practice for the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement||3|
|EDL-7245||Managing Illinois School District Finances||3|
|EDL-7255||Managing Legal and Human Resource Issues||3|
|EDL-7260||School/District Improvement Using Data Analysis||3|
|EDL-7301||Ethics for Educational Leaders for the Illinois Superintendent Endorsement||3|
|Clinical Experience (16 Weeks)|
|EDL-7894||Superintendent Internship I: The Superintendent as Instructional Leader||3|
|EDL-7895||Superintendent Internship II: The Superintendent as Change Agent||3|
|EDL-7896||Superintendent Internship III: The Superintendent as HR and Resources Manager||3|
Non-degree Completion Requirements
- Have on file an application as a non-degree-seeking graduate student.
- Complete, for the program being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the “Intent to Graduate” form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to completion requirements.
Please note: Candidates seeking this endorsement will not be considered program completers until they have passed the mandated state superintendent test and completed any state required administrator academy.