National Louis University

National College of Education

Master of Education in Progressive Leadership for Labor in Education


122 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60603

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Progressive Leadership for Labor in Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Progressive Leadership for Labor in Education (PLLE) program is a new degree program which is rooted in a strong belief that teachers’ unions are critical to educational reform and to the professionalizing of teaching. The program provides candidates with the theory, knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to become the next generation of education union leaders as voices for quality education, powerful teaching, good schools and principled relationships. The M.Ed./C.A.S. program will focus on four core curricular areas: leadership, labor, systems, and teaching and learning. Candidates will engage, simultaneously, in coursework and site-based internships that allow for in-depth practice and application of core area concepts. PLLE provides a solid academic and practical foundation so that graduates are able to implement principles of progressive unionism in their schools, districts, and regions. Teachers, teacher leaders, building representatives, district union presidents and officers, educational reformers and change agents, aspiring union leaders, building principals and school district administrators (particularly human resources or finance directors) are encouraged to apply.


National-Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60606. For more information on The Higher Learning Commission, click here. National College of Education meets all twenty standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The College of Management and Business has earned professional accreditation from the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education. Selected programs in the National College of Education are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for certification of education professionals.
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