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Educational Leadership with Teacher Leader Endorsement

12 months
650 USD/credit 20150 USD/year
650 USD/credit 20150 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Teacher Leader Endorsement program at Lewis University approaches leadership through the lens of social justice advocacy while addressing issues with integrity and in a caring and ethical manner. 


Upon graduation, students will be well-versed in the improvement of student instruction and learning, professional development, coaching, mentoring, and being a team leader or a division chair.

Key Features 

  • The Educational Leadership with Teacher Leader Endorsement program from Lewis University meets the standards for building level leadership set by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). 
  • This graduate program is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and fully approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board and the Illinois State Board of Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical and Moral Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • Critical Issues in School Law for Educational Leaders
  • Culture of Schools and School Communities
  • Organizational Systems in Educational Leadership
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for School 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Professional Educator License (PEL) with Teacher Endorsement
  • Fulfillment of House Bill 150 (Survey of Exceptional Children and Adolescents or Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities)
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for the final 60 credit hours completed
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Four years successful teaching experience
  • Successful completion of Lewis University COESS Graduate Writing Sample
  • Submission of graduate application form with non-refundable application fee
  • Two completed College of Education and Social Sciences recommendation forms
  • Meet with the appropriate Department Chair or Program Director for a personal interview to discuss educational goals

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 650 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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