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Educational Administration - Master's Degree (MS.Ed.)

This 36-semester-hour principal preparation program focuses on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for persons who are interested in obtaining a principal endorsement on a Professional Educator License (PEL) in order to be eligible to work as a principal, an assistant principal, or in related or similar positions. The goal of the program is to prepare visionary leaders with the skills and knowledge to effectively implement and manage an educational environment that utilizes evidence of student learning to drive continuous school improvement.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

More information is available in the NIU Course Catalog and on the program flyer.

Financial Aid

There are numerous awards and scholarships that are available for students, some specifically for teacher education. Other aid may be based on financial need, talent, or to members of particular groups. Some web sites that are available at NIU are the College of Education's Scholarship Page, the Scholarship Office, and the Financial Aid Office.


Contact David Snow, Graduate Program Advisor 


Christine Rienstra Kiracofe

Kelly Summers

James Surber

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