Leadership in Educational Administration (MA)
Schools and districts need leaders who are visionary and can act as change agents for democratic school communities. That’s why Bradley’s graduate educational administration program provides a contemporary approach to school administration that emphasizes leadership rather than management.
Students learn to analyze organizational problems from multiple perspectives. Courses focus on application of theories to issues that school leaders face with an emphasis on making the connections necessary for effective school leadership. Some details:
- Leadership in Educational Administration Student Handbook
For a copy of the student handbook, please click here
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; approval by the Illinois State Board of Education; satisfies requirements for General Administrative Endorsement—which qualifies students to be principals in elementary, middle, or high schools in Illinois.
The program in educational leadership and administration fulfills the requirements for the Type 75 Certificate with the General Administrative Endorsement necessary for entry-level school administrators.
In addition, the department offers a Type 75 Certification program sequence for students with a master's degree in another area of education.
- Semester Hours Required
- Completion Time
1 to 1 1/2 years (full time), 2 to 2 1/2 years (part time)
- Schedule of Classes
Evenings, summers, and interims
Part time: 32; full time: 1; 10 graduates each year
- Field Experience
A field experience with a practicing administrator is required; students typically take two semesters to complete this requirement.
Admissions is coordinated through the Graduate Admissions Office, which offers information, step-by-step directions, and a downloadable application. Admissions are ongoing; applications should be submitted three months prior to the student’s first semester. Questions? Please call Dr. Tripses at (309) 677-3593 or email her.
Additional information on the Leadership in Educational Administraiton Program.