Aurora University

Educational Leadership—Principal Endorsement Program (MA)

Why study in the principal endorsement program at Aurora University?

Are you a teacher who wants to grow into a leadership role? Our Master of Arts in Educational Leadership fulfills all of the requirements to earn the Principal Endorsement to accompany your PEL license. The program is aligned with five sets of standards, which ensures versatility. All of our courses are taught by experienced educational leaders.

Program quick facts
  • Program length: Two years
  • Location options: Cohorts are now forming in Aurora, Hillside, Joliet, Peoria, the LaSalle/Peru/Ottawa area and at the AU Woodstock Center
  • Tuition: $470 per semester hour

Curriculum Highlights

    • Organizational theory
    • Educational technology
    • Curriculum development
    • School-community relations
    • Fiscal management
    • School-related law
    • Human Resources
    • Instruction
    • Staff supervision
Experiential learning opportunities

Experiential learning opportunities

The program includes an extensive internship component. It is built around a series of activities that meet state and national standards. Students can also pursue field experience activities that are built into each of the nine foundation courses.

Career opportunities

  • Principal
  • Assistant principal
  • Director of teaching and learning
  • Dean
  • Department chair
  • Athletic director

Get hired by the best

Our graduates have been hired in a variety of schools across the state of Illinois. These include public, private, parochial, and special education settings.