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Introduction 

Northeastern Illinois University offers the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree. Students may select one of two concentrations:

  • School Leadership (PreK-12)
  • Higher Education Leadership

Program objectives for the concentrations have been designed to develop exemplary administrative leaders and to foster their continuing growth and effectiveness. Specifically, students in the School Leadership (PreK-12) concentration develop competencies related to effective leadership, educational management practices, and staff development at the school level. This concentration leads to The State of Illinois Principal Endorsement.

The Higher Education Leadership concentration provides knowledge and skills related to the history and development of colleges, universities, and community colleges, and to effective administrative practices at that level. It stresses an understanding of administrative and supervisory skills for the development and support of instructional systems at the collegiate level. Students in this concentration have the option of completing a thesis. Courses are taught in the evenings and Saturdays at the main campus, at El Centro, at Carruthers Center, at Lake County, and at a variety of locations in the Chicago metropolitan area through Distance Education and web-enhanced courses.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and the courses offered toward the degree.

Educational Leadership, M.A.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Literacy, Leadership and Development.

Literacy, Leadership and Development

About Northeastern 

Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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