Education Specialist in Educational Administration with a Specialization in Teacher Leader Online

Add to your master’s-level credentials while completing the requirements for a Teacher Leader Endorsement on your Illinois Professional Educator license.

Apply by 10/6/21
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Start Classes 10/23/21

Enrollment for our accelerated online EdS programs is open. Get started today!

Program Overview

Find out more about this online EdS for teacher leaders

Tuition

$14,619

Total Tuition

Duration

as few as 12 months

Program Duration

Credit Hours

33

Credit Hours

Prepare for a broad range of building-level leadership and administrative roles with the EdS, Educational Administration with a Specialization in Teacher Leader online program from SIUE. Supplement your master’s background with an in depth study of professional development, teacher mentorship and coaching, instructional and curriculum leadership, and more.

Completion of this online teacher leader program satisfies requirements for the associated endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education. Courses are generally acceptable for certification in other states. For considerations regarding licensure in other states, click here.

Our innovative Leadership in Educational Technology course builds on your expertise for leveraging technology to enhance student experiences, including mastery of remote learning techniques. Plus, the curriculum includes nine hours (three courses) directly applicable upon graduation toward earning a Professional Development Certificate in Emerging Technologies in Illinois.

The skills you will gain in this fully accredited online program also are applicable to career paths outside of the PK-12 system, such as training directors, non-profit development, curriculum development and community outreach.

This fully accredited post-master’s program is aligned to standards established by both the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration. Plus, SIUE is a member of the University Council of Educational Administration, a premier organization for educational leadership and administration.

In this online program, you will:

  • Develop a professional knowledge base integrating both practical and research knowledge and linking theory with inquiry
  • Demonstrate collaboration and communication skills to work with diverse communities and build partnerships
  • Use school-level data and research evidence to identify problems and develop meaningful solutions
  • Understand equity, ethics and social justice as applied to educational practice
  • Construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations and communities
  • Develop a professional knowledge base integrating both practical and research knowledge and linking theory with inquiry
  • Demonstrate collaboration and communication skills to work with diverse communities and build partnerships
  • Use school-level data and research evidence to identify problems and develop meaningful solutions
  • Understand equity, ethics and social justice as applied to educational practice
  • Construct and apply knowledge to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations and communities

Career opportunities:

  • Teacher Coach
  • Teacher Leader or Mentor
  • Grade Level Leader
  • Department Head
  • Instructional Coach or Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Training Director
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Evaluator
  • Teacher Coach
  • Teacher Leader or Mentor
  • Grade Level Leader
  • Department Head
  • Instructional Coach or Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Learning Facilitator
  • Training Director
  • Community Outreach
  • Program Evaluator

In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by CAEP.

Tuition

Learn more about our pay-by-the-course tuition

Tuition for the EdS, Educational Administration with a Specialization in Teacher Leader online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition per credit hour

$443

Per Credit Hour

Tuition per credit hour

$1,329

Per 3 Credit-Hour Course

Tuition per credit hour

$14,619

Total Tuition

Calendar

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The EdS, Educational Administration with a Specialization in Teacher Leader program is delivered in an online format ideal for working educators, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best fits your goals.

Upcoming Start Dates

Tuition per credit hour

10/6/21

Next Application Deadline

Tuition per credit hour

10/23/21

Start Classes

TermStart DateApplication/Financial Aid DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall II10/23/2110/6/2110/13/2110/19/2110/21/2112/17/21
Spring I1/15/2212/29/211/5/221/11/221/13/223/4/22
Spring II3/19/223/2/223/9/223/15/223/17/225/6/22
Summer I5/9/224/20/224/27/225/3/225/5/226/24/22
Summer II6/27/226/8/226/15/226/21/226/23/228/12/22
Fall I8/27/228/10/228/17/228/27/228/25/2210/14/22
Fall II10/22/2210/5/2210/12/2210/18/2210/20/2212/16/22

Admissions

Explore the admission requirements for this online EdS

Admission to the EdS, Educational Administration with a Specialization in Teacher Leader online program is based on a variety of factors. You must submit all post-secondary academic transcripts and a $40 application fee.

EdS online admission requirements:

  • Master’s degree with cumulative 3.25 GPA in graduate studies work
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • No teaching experience required
  • No GMAT/GRE score required for admission

Students meeting the admission requirements will be given provisional admission allowing them to enroll in EDAD 500: Organization and Administration of Schools. During EDAD 500, students complete the candidate selection process. This process includes:

  • Completion of a leadership portfolio summarizing leadership experience and potential for instructional leadership
  • Identification of a qualified mentor for internship experiences
  • Participation in a selection interview
  • An assessment of written communication skills based on a response to a case study

Upon successful completion of EDAD 500 and selection as a candidate, students receive full admittance to the program.

All required documents (e.g., official transcripts) should be sent to the following address:

SIUE Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Campus Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047

Electronic official transcripts should be submitted to [email protected].

Have a question? Call us at 877-244-4661

Courses

Familiarize yourself with the EdS online course work

The EdS, Educational Administration with a Specialization in Teacher Leader online curriculum is comprised of 33 credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Preparation of professional portfolio and participation in seminars on leadership and school improvement. Prerequisite for program admission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Research and theory related to instructional leadership. Emphasis on hiring, evaluation, and professional development of teachers. Prerequisites: EDAD 500 and program admission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and procedures of educational program evaluation. Data-driven school improvement processes. Prerequisite: Graduate level EDAD 500 Minimum Grade of C and Graduate level EPFR 501 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Curriculum leadership for the school leaders is to enhance learning of all students. Prerequisite: Graduate level EDAD 500 Minimum Grade of C and program admission
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Designed for teachers to build and refine knowledge, skills, and dispositions to support teacher development through instructional coaching in content areas. Prerequisite: None
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed by teacher leaders who plan, implement, and evaluate professional development experiences in content areas. Prerequisite: None
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Research on and effective methods for using computers in an educational setting and a systematic framework for integrating computers into the curriculum. Prerequisite: None
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Current and emerging technologies in the field of education. Software and accessories will be utilized in a variety of instructional settings. Prerequisite: Graduate level IT 481 Minimum Grade of C
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Issues related to the integration of technology in educational institutions are explored. Emphasis is given to planning models, leadership, management, professional development, planning models, and integration strategies. Prerequisite: Graduate level IT 481
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Practical application of teacher leader theory and practice supervised by an approved administrator or teacher and program faculty member. Prerequisite: EDAD 500 and program admission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Required of candidates for specialist's degree. Report reflects special projects, research, or problems investigated during field experience. Requires consent of advisor. Prerequisite: None

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