Requirements

To APPLY, or for additional information contact Dr. Stephen F. Midlock, Coordinator – Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership smidlock@stfrancis.edu.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s Degree
  • ISBE Type 75 Administrative Certification or the new Illinois Principals’ Endorsement, or another state equivalent Administrative Certification.
  • Interview during which the candidate presents a professional portfolio demonstrating leadership success.
  • Completion of paperwork required by the USF Admissions Office
  • Preference given to candidates with administrative experience.

 

USF Ed.D. Requirements

  • Successful completion of program assessment levels prerequisite to advancing to the next level of the program.
  • Successful completion of all courses (60 credit hours beyond the Master’s Degree)
  • Successful completion of an internship with a practicing school superintendent.
  • Successful completion of the dissertation and its related approval process.
  • Submission of the dissertation for publication.
  • Presentation of the dissertation to the COE faculty.
  • Successful completion of all course and program assessments.
  • Passing the ISBE Superintendent Test #187.

 

ISBE Superintendent Certification Endorsement Requirements

  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Completion of an Illinois program approved for the preparation of a superintendent’s certificate.
  • Two years’ full-time administrative experience. *
  • Passing the Superintendent Test #187 and the Test of Basic Skills (if not already passed.)

 

* Note: candidates not meeting the experience requirement can still earn the Ed.D. degree, but won’t earn the ISBE certificate endorsement until they acquire the required experience.

 

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