Delivery of the program is course-based, engaging the adult learner in a rigorous and relevant learning experience. Candidates enroll in cohorts of 12 to 15 students each fall semester for this one-course-at-a-time program. Classes are held on the Illinois College campus and most are held on one day, weekly, in the late afternoon and early evening. Some Saturday morning classes may be scheduled to accommodate candidates’ school calendars and work schedules. Both required and elective courses are offered during the summer to provide candidates an opportunity to complete these courses in two years. The action research capstone experience is typically completed the fall semester following the second set of summer core courses, although candidates can conduct the literature review and plan the study design as they progress through the pertinent core courses in the program.
The courses focus on providing degree candidates with attitudes, skills, and knowledge to become better teachers and leaders in their classrooms, schools and districts. Students examine educational theory and research and are guided through the development of applications to enhance their current educational practices.
These applications can be filled out, saved and either printed or emailed as an attachment.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jenny Chandler at 217-245-3392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Development of the degree program was supported in part by a Congressional-directed Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.