Program Requirements

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Principal Endorsement Program is a 36 semester hour graduate program. The curriculum design includes 90 hours of field experience embedded in nine courses giving candidates the opportunity to directly apply what they are learning in class. The program also includes 3 internship experiences in pre k-12 settings with the supervision of both university faculty as well as district mentors.

Course Requirements:

EDU6510 Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory (3)
EDU6515 Technology for School Leaders (3)
EDU6525 The Leader Role in Human Resources and Supervision of Staff (3)
EDU6530 The Leadership Role in Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation (3)
EDU6535 The Leader Role in School-Community Relations (3)
EDU6565 The Leader Role in Fiscal Management (3)
EDU6570 School Leadership and the Law (3)
EDU6575 School Leadership and the Law for Special Populations (3)
EDU6580 The Leader Role in Supervision, Assessment and Evaluation in Literacy Learning (3)
EDU6585 Introduction to the Internship*
EDU6585 Summer Residency Internship*
EDU6590 Internship for Educational Leaders I (3)
EDU6595 Internship for Educational Leaders II (3)

*3 semester hours awarded after successful completion of EDU6585 Introduction to the Internship and EDU 6585 Summer Residency Internship.

For questions about the Principal Endorsement Program of Study or course descriptions, please contact the program manager/advisor, Dr. Ralph Kober at 630-844-5426 or