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Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Foundations - P-12 Educational Administration

The Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Foundations - P-12 Educational Administration concentration is ISU's 36 hour principal preparation program, leading to the principal endorsement on a professional education license. The on-campus cohort model program features 10 courses (3 credit hours each) and 6 credit hours of mentored internship experiences. The first two cohorts, Fall 2013 and 2014, consisted of 7 students each; while the Fall 2015 cohort consists of 15. The next cohort will begin in Fall 2016.  Please reference our concise overview for the course schedule as well as course titles, selected major topic areas, and course field experiences. The program is approved by ISBE and qualifies graduates for positions as principals and assistant principals, or in related or similar positions.

The program’s conceptual framework is Practical Wisdom for Leaders: Connecting Theory to Practice, which encompasses the following beliefs:

  • Leadership preparation features a dynamic relationship between practice and scholarship.
  • Courses blend themes of Leadership, Learning, and Social Justice in the context of Practical Wisdom.
  • Faculty honor diverse voices and multiple perspectives.
  • Graduates are our partners in the field, building inclusive learner-centered communities.

View the P-12 Master's brochure.

Professional Partners

School Districts' Advisory Committee Members

We are grateful to have partnerships in place in 29 school districts and 4 ROEs as the EAF Department moves forward with implementation of its Principal Preparation Program. We are particularly excited about the diversity of viewpoints represented among the partners. Thank you to the following representatives who serve on the School Districts' Advisory Committee for the principal program.

Dr. Chad Allaman

Washington #50

ROE 53

Dr. John Asplund

Farmington #265

ROE 48

Mr. Guy Gradert

Ridgeview #19

ROE 17

Dr. Richard Jancek

Dwight #230, #232

ROE 17

Mrs. Gail Owen

Regional Superintendent

ROE 53

Mr. Curt Nettles

Clinton #15

ROE 17

Mr. Jay McCracken

Putnam #535

ROE 43

Dr. Chuck Nagel

East Peoria #309

ROE 53

Dr. Herschel Hannah

Bloomington #87

ROE 17

Dr. Lindsay Hall

Morton #709

ROE 53

Dr. Patrick Halloran

Morris #101

ROE #24

Mr. Mark Jontry

Regional Superintendent

ROE #117

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