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Additional Options

The EdS in Curriculum Studies has three additional options: Principal Preparation, Superintendent, and Teacher Leader.

Principal Preparation

This Illinois State Board of Education approved program, is designed for licensed teachers who already hold a master's degree in education and are seeking principal licensure. The program offers a powerful, discipline-based curriculum with a problem-solving orientation that prepares effective and principled decision-makers. Graduates from the program are prepared to assume school and district administrative and supervisory roles.

Additional Program Requirements

An additional 44 quarter hours:

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 491EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS4
A&S 492THE PRINCIPALSHIP4
A&S 493DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING4
A&S 496STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS4
A&S 498INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT4
A&S 604PRINCIPAL LICENSURE INTERNSHIP4
A&S 608CAPSTONE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4
A&S 694SCHOOL FINANCE4
A&S 695SCHOOL LAW4
CS 492CREATING AND SUSTAINING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES4
CS 493CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN K-12 SCHOOLS4

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Superintendent

Education EdS students can pursue the Superintendent Endorsement, which is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Students must be admitted to the doctoral program in the College of Education and complete requirements of the program to qualify for the Superintendent Endorsement.

Additional Program Requirements

Educational Leadership EdS students must also complete the following courses along with the superintendent internship:

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 811ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY4
A&S 824ADVANCED HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT4
A&S 834THE SUPERINTENDENT AS INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER4
Superintendent Internship Requirement:
A&S 898SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP SEMINAR - THEORY INTO PRACTICE1
A&S 899SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP (TOPIC I, FALL quarter)1
A&S 899SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP (TOPIC II, WINTER quarter)1
A&S 899SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP (TOPIC III, SPRING quarter)1


 


 

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Teacher Leader

This program is ideal for students who are educators in K-12 environments and are seeking leadership roles, excluding principalship. Such roles include, but are not limited to: curriculum specialists, coaches, mentor teachers, department chair or lead teachers, content specialists, teacher leaders charged with supervisor roles, and program leaders. The program meets the standards set forth by the state of Illinois for the endorsement of Teacher Leader.

Additional Program Requirements

Teacher Leader Core Courses: (10 courses, 40 quarter hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 491EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS4
A&S 493DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING4
A&S 496STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS4
A&S 498INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT4
A&S 499PLANNING FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT4
BBE 599LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATING LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4
CS 470TEACHERS AS LEADERS4
CS 473ASSESSMENT4
CS 482THE HISTORY OF CURRICULUM PRACTICE4
CS 488CURRICULUM DESIGN4

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