Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Ed.D. Administration & Supervision with Superintendent Endorsement (Lake County) FAQs

Administration and Supervision courses are offered at Loyola University Chicago's Lake County (Cuneo) Campus. You will study abroad during your second summer of the Superintendent Preparation program at Loyola’s JFRC Campus in Rome, Italy.

Students with at least two years of administrative and leadership experience and who possess an Illinois PEL with Principal Endorsement can complete Loyola's SUPT prep program and meet the academic aspects of licensure requirements for the SUPERINTENDENT endorsement in the State of Illinois. Successful completion of the required licensure examinations is required.

Read and follow the procedures for state certification here.

Most Superintendent Prep 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 Capstone Project 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.