EAL: Educational Administration & Leadership | Principal Specialization

Educational Administration and Leadership (EAL) offers graduates a program that embraces the broad array of leadership positions in elementary/secondary education. Educational leadership and practice are emphasized in the program. Specialized study provides preparation leading to an Illinois Principal's License (formerly known as Type 75) for elementary/secondary principals and assistant principals.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Advanced Research Course

4 hours

Course must be chosen from one of the approved Research Methodology Areas.

Cognate Requirement with advisor approval

16 hours

Electives in the area of specialization with advisor approval

24 hours

Thesis Research

4 - 20 hours

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