Loyola University Chicago

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EdD in Administration & Supervision with Superintendent Endorsement (Lake County)

  • 2 years of school supervisory or administrative experience and a Type 75 General Administrative or ISBE Principal Endorsement on PEL
  • Successful completion of the Superintendent Certification Exam required by ISBE
  • 72 hours of coursework - 24 CR HRS from a Master's Degree may transfer
  • Successful completion of two (2) District-Level Internship courses 
  • Successful completion of Capstone Project under the supervision of fulltime ADSU faculty

Loyola’s Ed.D. with a Superintendent Endorsement was developed in partnership with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) and an Administration and Supervision (ADSU) Advisory Board composed of active superintendents in the Chicagoland area. All members of the ADSU Advisory Board are also alumni of Loyola University of Chicago. Loyola University Chicago’s Ed.D. program embraces CPED’s vision to prepare school district leaders to become well-equipped scholarly practitioners who remain steadfast stewards of the profession and meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. Our Catholic and Jesuit mission is integral to the SOE commitment to research and teaching excellence. We seek to insert ourselves on the side of the poor, the marginalized, and those seeking social justice. We are uniquely positioned to use academic and professional resources to apply critical knowledge and improvement practices to promote justice for Chicago’s educational community. 

 

Loyola’s Ed.D. with ISBE’s Superintendent Endorsement is grounded in four core principles: 

  1. A commitment to partnerships with districts and communities
  2. Scholarly inquiry to advance transformative district leadership practices
  3. Support of candidate development of a critical lens to dismantle and restyle organization to provide greater access to quality schooling for all students
  4. Cultivation of candidate commitment to improving and furthering district, school, familial and community capacities. 

LUC seeks to prepare district-level leaders to be responsive and adaptive, viewing superintendent candidates as apprentice professionals from the time they enter the program and fostering their development of reflective learning and transformative leadership skills. Because superintendent candidates are in school districts observing, learning, and honing their own skills in Chicagoland’s diverse school districts, candidates gain extensive experiences engaging with diverse populations, including diverse learners, special needs and English learners (ELs) programs. The curricula is aligned with the NELP (2018), ELCC (2011) and ISBE Standards (2016).

 

We strive to purposefully dismantle traditional boundaries between institution-based and field-based scholarly work and service; to build trust and deep, lasting relationships with our partners in education; to understand that we must work not for communities but to be of those communities; working shoulder to shoulder with partners, communities and families, sharing their commitment and responsibility to address their needs, priorities, and goals from a social justice perspective. The Ed.D. Superintendent Preparation Program is comprised of three distinct phases: Professional Inquiry and Equity Studies; Continuous Improvement Studies:  System, Community, Self and Reflective Practice; and Doctoral Scholarly Capstone in Practice.

FALL, 2019                          

First Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Fall

ELPS 560 - Seminar in School Leadership: Leadership Theory and Strategic School Improvement

ELPS 465 - Workshop: Instructional Leadership – Equity and Justice to Foster Community Relationships and Engagement

3

 

3

Spring

ELPS 571 - Seminar: Current Instructional Issues in Supervision

ELPS 472 - District-Level Administration of Special Education Services

3

3

Summer I

ELPS 468 - Problems in Finance and Business Management

3

Summer II

ELPS 465 – Workshop: The Superintendency - Creating District-Level Leadership

3

Second Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Fall

ELPS 475 - Human Resource Administration for the District School Leader

RMTD 420 - Ed Research I: Qualitative Methods

3

3

Spring

ELPS 461 -  Issues in School Law

ELPS 421 - Ed Research II: Quantitative Methods

3

3

Summer I

ELPS – 620 Capstone Research

3

Summer II

ELPS 465 - Instructional Leadership: Cultural Context Informed Decision Making (Rome Center) or

CIEP 473 - Instructional Leadership for Multicultural Schools

3

Third Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

CREDIT HRS

Fall

ELPS 562 - Practicum in School District Administration

RMTD 406 - Program Evaluation

3

3

Spring

ELPS 562 – Practicum in School Administration

CIEP 488 - Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning

3

3

Summer I

ELPS 620 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

 

Summer II

ELPS 600 - Problem of Practice Capstone Project

 

Fourth Year

SEMESTER

COURSES

Fall

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

Spring

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

Summer I

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

Summer II

ELPS 600 – Problem of Practice Capstone Project

 

  • Ed.D. with Superintendent Endorsement Program: 24 transfer credit hours + 33 hours LUC CR HRS for endorsement + 15 CR HRS for Research Courses = 72 hours

 

 Continuous Enrollment: Doctoral students in Administration & Supervision 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 (TAP), the appropriate endorsement exam, and a State Criminal Background Check.

 

Degree Conferral: 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
  • December 1 for May 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.

Please NOTE: Students must have a Master’s degree and hold an IL PEL with Principal Endorsement to pursue the EdD with a Superintendent Endorsement.

 

Rolling Admissions Deadline date for FALL of 2020:  April 15, 2020

 

Requirements for Admission:

1) A Completed Application Form

You may submit your application form online.

 

2) Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. PROOF OF A MASTERS DEGREE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PATHWAY. To be eligible for admission in the Ed.D. Program, your transcript must show an earned master's degree. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record. 

 

Conditional admission may be offered based on an applicant submitting unofficial transcripts and submitting all other required materials. Conditional admission allows for enrollment for up to two courses in the first term. Registration and enrollment for subsequent terms will require submission of final official college transcripts with degree conferred.

 

Transcripts must show a GPA of at least a 3.0. In exceptional cases, applicants who submit undergraduate and graduate GPAs below the 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body. 

 

3) Two Letters of Recommendation

If you supply your recommender's email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

 

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan AVE
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

 

We ask that you submit only two letters, no more, no less. One letter from current principal or supervisor.

 

4) A Personal Statement

Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe your: Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals; Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice. Describe how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.

 

5) Illinois Teaching License

Proof of a Professional Educator License should be submitted. At least two years of teaching or school support personnel experience (serving as a school counselor, school psychologist, speech pathologist (non-teaching), school nurse, or school marriage and family counselor).

 

6) Resume

A current resume that highlights work experience relevant to your professional goals and indicates a current teaching  or administrative position in an appropriate school for the cohort to which you are applying with the teaching experience* on a teaching license or school personnel license.


*Lake County Cohort: at least two years of administrative experience

20% Lake County Cohort Discount will apply

 

For detailed information, visit
the Office of the Bursar's Tuition & Fees page for the Graduate School of Education.

 

For additional information on billing, payment, and policies, please visit the Office of the Bursar. For information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit Loyola's Financial Aid Office and Financial Assistance through the School of Education.

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