Educational Administration/Chief School Business Official Endorsement
The program is designed for Illinois educators interested in advance study and preparation in the organization and administration of the management of fiscal, physical, and human resources of a public school district in Illinois.
This certificate requires 36 credit hours for completion.
For more information regarding our graduation rates, cost of instruction, and the median loan debts of students who complete the program, please review the gainful employment disclosures.
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The Department of Educational Administration and Foundations prepares superintendents, principals, university administrators, and other educational leaders. They can attend weeknight classes, flexible weekend or cohort programs, or on-site classes delivered with partner schools.
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University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a graduate certificate program or as a graduate student at-large must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
- present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. The unofficial transcript should be easily readable and clearly indicate degree(s) awarded, courses and course grades for each term. If accepted, official transcripts can be emailed from the university to GraduateAdmissions@IllinoisState.edu or mailed in a sealed envelope to: Illinois State University, Graduate School, 209 Hovey Hall, Campus Box 4040, Normal, IL 61790-4040.
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
You must have either a Principal License/type 75 certificate or a master's degree in accounting or business.
You’ll need to provide evidence of one of the following, depending on the program:
- Superintendent’s Program: a valid Type 75 certificate and two years of school leadership/administrative experience
- Chief School Business Official Endorsement Program: a valid Type 75 certificate for Ed. Admin graduates or a Master’s in Business, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration
Submit a current resume.
You must answer questions related to the goals of the program.
Reference Contact Information
Submit the names and email addresses of two references for letters of recommendation within the online application.
- Fall Term — July 15