North Central College

North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Education in Educational Leadership


30 North Brainard Street

Naperville, IL 60540

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with eligibility for principal endorsement is designed to help you become an innovative, impactful leader for PK-12 schools while meeting Illinois principal endorsement requirements. Thanks to the generosity of the Kern Family Foundation, this program also benefits from an internship fellowship program, targeted scholarships, and an enhanced curriculum that prepares you to foster a school culture of character that develops social and emotional skills.

Program Features

  • A curriculum that meets the licensure requirements for the principal endorsement
  • Engaged alumni who frequently share their professional expertise and serve as principal mentors
  • Full-time faculty who are involved in state and national leadership programs and stay ahead of the latest education trends
  • Partnerships with working principals and other administrators
  • Hybrid course offerings and cohorts at local school districts


The Education Department is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly NCATE and TEAC) standards are used to assess the programs offered at North Central College. Higher Learning Commission A Commission of the North Central Association 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411Phone: 800.621.7440 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411 Phone: 800.621.7440

Eligibility Requirements:

You must be a currently licensed teacher to apply. Those who hold a Type 73 certificate may also qualify for the program until 2021.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $598 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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