Loyola University

The MEd in Administration & Supervision with Principal Endorsement is designed by Loyola’s School of Education and community partners to ensure all candidates acquire a solid foundation to be a principal who is an instructional leader. This is a cohort-only program.

The program features an intensive coaching model that supports the principal candidate through the entire program. These coaches are former school leaders with a history of transforming schools. Candidates are assigned a coach during the first semester of the program. Through focused, in-depth coursework, MEd candidates gain skills, perspectives, and information intended for immediate application in transforming schools and improving student performance.

Program Description

Completion of the MEd degree program requires 48 semester hours. The program is cohort-based, and requires four semesters of internships. Completion of the entire master’s degree program will meet the requirements for an Illinois Principal Credential.

  • Length of Program: Students will complete the program in two and one-half years. Candidates will take six semester hours per semester (including summers).

  • Continuous Enrollments: Master's students in Administration & Supervision are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that students complete the cohort in the course sequence and time frame as defined. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services

  • Illinois Licensure Requirements: Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois licensure are required to pass an Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), the appropriate endorsement exam, and a State Criminal Background Check.

Program Requirements

  • 4 years of teaching experience

  • An aspiration to become a transformative principal in a public school system

  • An interest in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the CPS principal competencies and be eligible for a principal position

  • An interest in becoming a scholar-leader who utilizes student-data to improve student outcomes and reflect upon your own leadership capacity

Application Requirements

  • Online Application

  • Official Transcripts (GPA of at least 3.0 preferred)

  • Three letters of Recommendation (One from current principal or supervisor)

  • Personal Statement (1 to 3 pages)

    • Academic and research interests, as well as your professional goals;

    • Life experiences that have influenced your view of social justice

    • Describe how you have demonstrated transformational leadership throughout your P-12 experience.

  • Illinois Teaching License

  • Resume

  • Interview

  • PowerPoint portfolio presentation

  • Real-time analysis

  • On-site writing sample