Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Ed.D. in Administration & Supervision

Admission to the EdD in Administration & Supervision program has been postponed until Fall 2016.

For answers to more FAQs about the School of Education, see the general FAQs page. 

Administration and supervision courses are offered at Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus.

Students with two years' school supervisory or administrative experience and who possess an Illinois principal endorsement or comparable out-of-state license can complete Loyola's recommended program and meet the academic aspects of licensure requirements for the superintendent endorsement in the State of Illinois and those states with similar requirements. Successful completion of the required licensure examinations is required along with a State of Illinois standard teaching certificate and two full years of administrative experience.

Read and follow the procedures for state certification here.

Most students in the Administration & Supervision programs take two courses per semester and are able to complete the required coursework in less than three years (including summer enrollment). The length of time for the dissertation depends upon the topic and the diligence of the student. Candidates for the Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) have a maximum of 7 years to complete the degree.

If students are unable to work on the degree for a period of more than one semester, they should request an official leave of absence from the program. Students who need more time to complete the degree must file for an official extension of time; the student's advisor will then recommend either a leave of absence or an extension.