Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

MEd in Administration & Supervision for Principal Preparation


The MEd in Administration & Supervision with Principal Endorsement is designed by Loyola’s School of Education and community partners to ensure all candidates acquire a solid foundation to be a principal who is an instructional leader. This is a cohort-only program.

The program features an intensive coaching model that supports the principal candidate through the entire program. These coaches are former school leaders with a history of transforming schools. Candidates are assigned a coach during the first semester of the program.

Through focused, in-depth coursework, MEd candidates gain skills, perspectives, and information intended for immediate application in transforming schools and improving student performance.

Program benefits

  • Be well positioned for career advancement in school leadership by earning a MEd degree with Illinois Principal Endorsement.
  • Learn from educators and administrators with professional experience in school transformation.
  • Gain knowledge that is immediately applicable in school districts.
  • Complete the program in just 2.5 years.

Program outcomes

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning. 
  • Facilitating a vision of learning that is shared, supported and celebrated by the school community and all stakeholders.
  • Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a positive school culture.
  • Sponsoring, nurturing, and sustaining a rigorous and responsive instructional program conducive to student learning.
  • Supporting and sustaining programs based on best practice that promote student learning.
  • Advancing, nurturing, and sustaining ongoing professional development and growth.
  • Safeguarding management of the organization for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Ensuring management of operations and resources for a safe, efficient, equitable, and effective learning environment.
  • Demonstrating the use of technology to enhance and strengthen curriculum and student learning.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community assets and resources.
  • Pursuing social justice with integrity, fairness, and ethical professional standards.
  • Understanding and using technology to enhance his/her own professional practice and school operations.
  • Utilizing their internship experience to apply knowledge, and practice and develop skills, through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings.


Each Principal Preparation cohort typically start every other year. Please see the Admission page for deadlines and start dates for upcoming cohorts. See Tuition page for available tuition discounts for these cohorts.

  • Catholic Principal Preparation Cohort for practicing Archdiocesan of Chicago teachers holding a valid Illinois teaching license.
  • Admissions is currently closed for Chicago & Suburban Public Schools Principal Preparation Cohort‌ for practicing public school teachers and administrators holding a valid Illinois teaching license. Accepting applications after January 16, 2018 for Fall 2018.

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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.

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