Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

EdD in Administration & Supervision


Loyola University Chicago's Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program in Administration & Supervision prepares educators for district leadership roles in public and private elementary and secondary school districts, as well as for further research and study, or for faculty positions. Our program ensures that students are well-equipped as future administrators to successfully manage curricular, programmatic and budgetary decisions that promote individual and social justice. Loyola's doctoral program also emphasizes experiential learning, enabling educators to better meet the evolving challenges and demands of both urban and suburban school settings. Loyola students also have the unique opportunity to explore issues through special sessions at the John Felice Rome Center in Italy. This program is accredited by NCATE and ISBE.

Students completing the Ed.D. in Administration & Supervision will meet the academic requirements for the Illinois superintendent endorsement. However, students must also meet the Illinois State Board of Education requirements for the Superintendent Endorsement, which includes at least two years administrative experience and a minimum of two years teaching experience on a teaching license.

Program Benefits

  • Complete academic requirements for superintendent endorsement.
  • Take courses offered in the later afternoon and early evening hours as well as on Saturdays accommodate students working full-time in educational settings.
  • Study in Rome at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center.

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The Administration & Supervision Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.