College of Education > Academics > Leadership, Language & Curriculum > Licensure & Endorsements > Principal Endorsement: Catholic Leadership
Today’s school principals are curricular leaders, working with staff to establish a supportive educational climate, improve instructional practices, and develop meaningful, challenging curricula.
The Principal endorsement program with Catholic Leadership concentration offers a powerful, discipline-based curriculum with a problem-solving orientation that prepares effective and principled decision-makers at Catholic schools. It is designed for licensed teachers who already hold a master’s degree in education currently working or looking to transition to leadership roles at Catholic institutions, and are seeking Principal endorsement.
Graduates of this program are prepared to assume school and district administrative and supervisory roles.
Are you interested in enrolling in this program? Contact the College of Education’s Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-4405.
To be eligible for the Principal Preparation licensure program with Catholic Leadership Concentration, students must hold a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. They must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher at the undergraduate level and a 3.25 or higher at the graduate level. Students must also possess at least two years of fulltime successful teaching experience, hold a valid Illinois teaching license. At the time of program completion, students must have at least 4 years of full-time, successful teaching experience to apply for licensure.
To apply, please submit the following items to The Office of Graduate Admission:
The principal licensure program at DePaul University is an approved Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) program. It is a rigorous program preparing principals and assistant principals for work service in public and private schools in the state of Illinois.
This is a 48 quarter hour program that prepares candidates for state licensure and specifically prepares candidates for the Principalship or Assistant Principalship in Catholic schools.
Specific requirements for entrance into the principal licensure program may be obtained from the office of graduate admissions or the LLC department office.
Individuals seeking the principal licensure must:
Upon successful completion of all principal licensure program requirements and any additional requirements, students must apply for their license. Students are to work with the College of Education's Licensure Officer when applying for the license. 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.
Note: Courses in this program leading to the principal licensure are designed for practicing educators and are not open to students and any other program without the specific permission of the educational leadership program director.
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