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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Ed.D. in Administration & Supervision - CPS

Principal Preparation for CPS Assistant Principals

Degree Requirements

Total Hours: 72
Internship: Required (six semesters of Internship and two semesters of Residency are required)
Comprehensive: None
Dissertation: Required Capstone Change Impact Research Project

Program Length
Students will complete the program in four years. The CPS Ed.D. program in Administration & Supervision requires completion of 72 hours of graduate coursework. Also, this program requires a Dissertation Capstone project in the field of transformative, educational leadership.  Completion of the Dissertation Capstone Project is a requirement for graduation. (See SOE Policy:¬†Time Limit for Degree Completion)

Continuous Enrollment
Doctoral students in the Administration & Supervision program are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that students complete the cohort in the course sequence and time frame as defined. (See Policies for Academic Standing - Continuous Enrollment )

A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the Associate Dean.

Illinois Licensure Requirements
Candidates in all programs leading to Illinois licensure are required to pass an Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly known as the Basic Skills test), the appropriate endorsement exam, and a State Criminal Background Check.

Responsible conduct in research and scholarship

Required Courses (24 courses)

Sequence and Timing of Courses

Degree Conferral
While the commencement ceremony is every May, degrees can be conferred May, August, and December. (Students with an August degree conferral are eligible to participate in the following May’s commencement ceremony.) Students must apply for graduation/degree conferral. Students should apply for graduation in the semester they anticipate completing all degree requirements. Failure to meet application deadlines may result in a delay of the conferral of the degree to the following semester. Applications for Degree Conferral are due:

Please note the degree conferral application is valid for only one semester. If the degree is not conferred for the semester requested, a new application is required for a subsequent semester.


School of Education
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