Educational Administration & Leadership 

Students in this track will earn their credential in: Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in Educational Administration & Leadership. The research area of study for this track is Educational Administration & Leadership - Principal Preparation.

Typical Plan of Study

Courses Hours

EOL 540 Introduction to Educational Leadership


EOL 541 Supervision of Learning Environment 


EOL 542 Leading Learning-Centered Schools 


EOL 543 School Improvement 


EOL 546 Public School Finance


EOL 547 Education Law


EOL 548 Political & Cultural Context of Education 


EOL 560 Clinical Experience Administration


EPSY 408 Learning & Human Development with Ed Tech


Upcoming Courses for your Program

Course Availability Subject to Change. Note: All online courses require your online attendance at the specified date/time

Section CRN Dates Time Day Instructor
2016 Fall: EOL 543 - Leading School Improvement
OB26746510/17/2016-12/7/201606:00 PM - 09:15 PMTClauson, M
2016 Fall: EPS 533 - Global Youth & Citizenship
OB6748410/17/2016-12/7/201607:00 PM - 09:00 PMWHerrera, L

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Program Notes

Master's Degree Note: All graduate students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 500 course-level.

Joint Degree Opportunity: Students in this program may choose to earn their degree and simultaneously complete an M.B.A., with 12 fewer required hours than when pursuing both degrees independently. Students must be enrolled in the M.B.A. program for three terms and complete all the requirements of their primary degree. Interested students should see the joint program requirements and contact the M.B.A. program and their major department office for more information. 

Students should discuss their individual plan of study with their advisor.

Program Codes

Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL)>Educational Administration (EAL)>

  • Off-Campus in Chicago and at Oakton Community College
    • Master of Education (1EKS5399EDMX) - per credit hour $664
    • Certificate of Advanced Study (1EKS0209CASX) - per credit hour $664
  • On-Campus at Urbana-Champaign
    • Master of Education (EDM)
    • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
    • Doctor of Education (EDD)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

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Online Learning Expectations

  • Students must login within the first 48 hours of a course start and at least once every 72 hours after that to maintain "active" status. Furthermore, students must log in on at least 4 of the 7 days per week.
  • Time commitment varies by program. Expect to spend at least 20 hours per week in our graduate level courses. If you're like many students, you might find it hard to get started when there are no hard deadlines. So, doing well in an online course isn't just about intelligence, but also about being organized and self-motivated. Learning to control time instead of letting time control you is key! You might also find it a little strange communicating with faculty that you have never met in person. This type of work requires a whole different set of skills than learning in a traditional classroom.
  • Communication and conduct in your online course will be held to the same standards and be governed by the same policies as any on-campus course. Student should know how to: contribute to the course in a meaningful way; to compose course assignments, email messages and discussion board postings using appropriate tone, language, grammar and spelling; to avoid cheating, plagiarism, giving or receiving unauthorized assistance on tests or assignments; to know your student rights and responsibilities. 

Technology Requirements

Software Requirements PC Mac
Document Processing Software Use word processing programs to submit your work. However, if you are using Microsoft Word 20017, please save work as ".doc" not ".docx."
Document Processing Software Microsoft PowerPoint (Purchase) or compatible viewer (Freeware)
Document Processing Software Adobe Acrobat Reader (Freeware)
Players and Plug-Ins RealPlayer of QuickTime Player (Freeware)
Players and Plug-Ins
Java (Freeware)
  • Java(Check to make sure you have the most up-to-date version)
  • Java(Check through the Apple Menu "Software Update" that you have the most up-to-date version)
Security Anti-Virus Software (Freeware)
Web Browser (Freeware)

Chrome, Firefox or Safari with: 

  1. Cookies enabled
  2. JavaScript enabled
  3. Pop-up blocker disabled
Hardware Minimum Requirements Recommended PC Recommended Mac
Operating System
  • Windows: 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac: OS X
  • Windows: 7
  • Yosemite
  • Windows: Intel Core i3
  • Mac: Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
  • 4 GB
  • 8 GB
  • 8 GB
Disk Space
  • 1 GB
  • 2 GB
  • 2 GB
Monitor Resolution
  • 1024 X 768
  • 1024 X 768
  • 1024 X 768
Video Card
  • 16 MB of memory
  • 32 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
Sound Card
  • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
  • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
  • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
  • External or headset
  • Headset with microphone
  • Headset with microphone
Recommended Headset Mic
Internet Connection
  • Cable
  • DSL
  • T1 Broadband
  • Cable
  • DSL
  • T1 Broadband
  • Cable
  • DSL
  • T1 Broadband

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