M.S. in Education Cohorts and Online Programs

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USF is now offering the new Teacher Leader Endorsement through the Master of Science in Educational Leadership program! This program is designed for teachers who want to be school leaders other than a principal or assistant principal, such as department chairs, program leaders, curriculum specialist, and others. Join an M.S. in Educational Leadership cohort today to pursue your P-12 Principal Endorsement OR your Teacher Leader Endorsement!


Two new Reading Teacher cohorts are scheduled to begin Fall 2014!
Educators interested in earning their Reading Teacher Endorsement or Reading Specialist Endorsement and Master’s Degree can join cohorts starting in Joliet or Plainfield. To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Amy Brodeur, Reading Program Coordinator, at abrodeur@stfrancis.edu or (815) 740-3661.


Bring a cohort to your school or district!

M.S. programs are conveniently offered on-site, at a nearby school, or a regional campus site, and allow a cohort of teachers to select a concentration or certification area with courses designed to meet specific areas of interest and academic needs. To bring a cohort to your school or district, contact Maggie Stevenson at mstevenson@stfrancis.edu or (815) 740-3389.


Information Sessions Scheduled

Information sessions are available for any teacher interested in pursuing a master’s degree through a cohort or online program. Attend any of the sessions listed below to learn more.

  • More dates Coming Soon!


Adult, Transfer & Graduate Open Houses

The university plans several Open Houses throughout the year for students and their families. These programs offer you a great opportunity to meet the faculty, staff, discuss financial aid, tour our campus, and learn about the St. Francis experience. Upcoming events, TO RSVP click below:

Program begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Online Information Sessions

Login to an online informational session at www.stfrancis.edu anytime on the date and time listed below. (To RSVP, for any date below click here) All sessions have topics, and all students are welcome. Sessions are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. cst. unless noted

  • Wednesday, April 8: Prior Learning Credit; What is it and how do I get it?
  • Wednesday, May 20: MS Higher Education Degree
  • Thursday, June 11: MS Training and Development degree and tips for online learning


For information on seat availability, admission requirements, and updated site information, contact:

Maggie Stevenson
Coordinator of School Partnerships
Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions


For Information on the Doctor of Education(Educational Leadership)