M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership
Catholic Educator Cohort
Total Hours: 48
Internship: Required (four semesters of internship are required)
Length of Program:
Students will complete the program in two and one-half years. Candidates will take six semester hours per semester (including summers).
Completion of the M.Ed. degree program requires 48 semester hours. Completion of the entire master’s degree program will meet the requirements for an Illinois Principal’s License.
Master's students in Instructional Leadership are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that students complete the cohort in the course sequence and time frame as defined.
A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services
Illinois Licensure Requirements
Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois licensure are required to pass an Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly known as the Basic Skills test), the appropriate certification exam, and a State Criminal Background Check.
Required Courses (48 semester hours)
- CIEP 431 Three-Tiered Prevention: Advanced Primary Supports
- CIEP 432 Three-Tier Prevention: Secondary and Tertiary Supports
- CIEP 442 Curriculum Development and Implementation
- CIEP 466 School Psychology Topics: Data-Based Decision Making
- CIEP 471 Theoretical Foundations for Teaching ESL/Bilingual
- CIEP 505 Literacy and Numeracy for Principals
- ELPS 465 Instructional Leadership: Cultural Context for Informed Decision Making (Rome)
CIEP 473 Instructional Leadership for Multicultural Schools (WTC)
- ELPS 481 Mission-Driven Leadership for Principals
- ELPS 482 School Supervision for Principals
- ELPS 483 Human and Fiscal Resources for Principals
- ELPS 484 School Law, Policy Formation, and Community Involvement
- ELPS 566 Principal Internship One
- ELPS 567 Principal Internship Two
- ELPS 568 Principal Internship Three
- ELPS 569 Principal Internship Four
- ELPS 580 Residency Seminar (coaching sessions - this non-credit course does not require tuition)
- RMTD 404 Introduction to Education Statistics
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:
- August 1 for December conferral
Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.