Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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The Department of Educational Leadership provides a comprehensive graduate academic program in educational leadership that offers a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.), an Education Specialist (Ed.S.), and an Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) degree. The master's program concentrates on the general background and skills needed for entry into positions of educational leadership. Courses at the education specialist level expand this base and add elements that contribute to continued professional growth and those required to qualify for the position of superintendent of schools. The doctoral program aims to develop instructional leaders who enable educational institutions, regardless of the obstacles, to exceed the No Child Left Behind annual progress requirements. This aim is achieved by means of a collaborative, inquiry-based learning structure that unites a group of practicing professionals to explore how theory, research, applied technology, and heightened political understanding serve to resolve the issues educational leaders regularly face.