Additional Course Information
Waiver of LEAD429
You may be able to get the LEAD429 (Research in Educational Leadership) course in Sequence I of the program waived (replaced by an elective) if you have a similar research course in your previous Master's degree course work, and only if you are seeking an M.A. degree from NEIU.
Transfer of Credits
Students may apply to transfer up to nine (9) credit hours (three courses) for graduate
work taken at another accredited University. The course work must be substantially similar
to course work in NEIU's School Leadership Program, have been taken within six year time limitation period, and not be part of another graduate degree.
Type 75 Certificate Only (for students with a previous Master's degree)
Complete all of the required courses in the program, pass the Comprehensive Examination (Parts I & II) and pass the State of Illinois certification test for Principal (186). Once all of these requirements have been met, the student would be eligible to apply for the Type 75 certificate.
The State of Illinois requires the successful completion of eleven courses in order to apply
for the Type 75 certificate. When you submit your application to the Illinois State Board of Education, you will be required to submit official transcripts from NEIU and from the institution where you earned your previous Master's degree. It is important to note that the research course used in a previous Master's degree is used for certification purposes only. The same course cannot be used in two Master's degree programs.
If the student decides to pursue a 2nd Master's degree, two electives must be completed.
One elective will replace the LEAD429 course that has been waived. Twelve courses are required to obtain the Master of Arts in School Leadership degree from Northeastern Illinois University.
The Coordinator of the LEAD program will review course work (in consultation
with other program faculty) only after the applicant has been officially admitted
to the program.
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