The Doctoral program’s Educational Leadership concentration is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved program for the Superintendent endorsement. Individuals must be admitted to the Doctoral program in the College of Education and complete requirements of the program to qualify for the Superintendent endorsement.
ISBE states the following guidelines:
Individuals seeking the Superintendent endorsement must:
- complete an approved superintendent program at an Illinois institution
- hold a Master’s degree
- provide proof of 2 years of full-time administrative experience on a valid administrative license with the general administrative endorsement
- pass the Basic Skills/TAP and Superintendent content-area tests
Upon completion of the Superintendent program and the endorsement’s additional requirements, students must apply for their certificate. Students are to work with the College of Education’s Licensure Officer when applying for the certificate.
Please view the Educational Leadership (EDD) Degree Requirement section for all courses needed to complete the degree and Superintendent Internship*.
The Superintendent endorsement requires
an additional 4 quarter hours for the internship course.
*Superintendent Internship: 4 quarter hours required
*Students interested in the Superintendent Endorsement must complete the Superintendent Internship. This course is completed in addition to the required 76-credit hours for the Ed.D. degree.
This course is intended for those seeking the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Superintendent Endorsement. The experiences provided are designed to enrich the students' theoretical background with practical opportunities to participate in major functions and critical duties at the district, regional and/or central office level. The student will be cooperatively assigned to site(s) and be supervised by the on-site superintendent and a DePaul faculty member.
Status as a EDD student with a declared concentration is a prerequisite for this class.