- Endorsements and Certificates
- Superintendent Preparation
The Concordia University Chicago Department of Leadership is at the forefront in providing educators with quality, relevant and current graduate education that enhances the leadership of public and nonpublic teachers and administrators as they positively impact schools.
Our department advocates for our graduate degree candidates and all students in the public and nonpublic schools. We are reflective professionals who provide quality, relevant and current education for our graduate candidates in leadership. We prepare our candidates to be teacher and administrator leaders guiding the public and nonpublic schools in the service of students so that they may become effective citizens in society.
This program prepares educators for school administrative responsibility. This program is designed to help the candidate:
- Promote the success of all students through developing and implementing a shared vision of learning and programs which support this learning.
- Develop advanced skills in management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
- Collaborate with staff, boards, students, families, and communitymembers in response to diverse educational and community interests and needs while mobilizing community resources.
- Demonstrate integrity, fairness and ethical behavior to help in the development of a caring and moral school community.
- Understand and respond to the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural contexts.
Application for the Illinois Superintendent l Licensure is made through the Office of the Registrar following graduation.
Program Endorsement Requirements
- Hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Hold a valid and current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with an endorsement such as early childhood, elementary, secondary, special K-12 or special preschool-age 21, or other Illinois approved endorsement; or a valid and current teaching license from another state.
- Have successfully completed two years of administrative experience holding the Illinois general administrative endorsement, principal endorsement, or valid and current administrative license from another state for entrance to the superintendent preparation program.
- Copy of evidence of a passing score on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (formally the Illinois Test of Basic Skills) or equivalent out-of-state test.
- Successfully complete the CUC application requirements for the Illinois Superintendent Preparation Program.
- Successfully complete the Superintendent Preparation program coursework.
- Successfully complete the Superintendent Preparation program internship.
- Successfully complete the Principal Evaluation training required by ISBE.
- Successfully pass the Illinois Superintendent content exam.