Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

EdD in Administration & Supervision: CPS Principal Preparation


Admission to the CPS EdD in Administration & Supervision program is currently suspended. Please see our MEd Administration and Supervision CPS Principal Preparation program.

Principal Preparation for Current Assistant Principals in Chicago Public Schools

The EdD in Administration & Supervision (CPS) is a principal preparation program intended for current assistant principals in Chicago Public Schools holding a general Administrative Endorsement. In addition to a doctorate, EdD candidates admitted to the program will earn an Illinois Superintendent's Endorsement.

The program offers a rigorous curriculum and field experience that have immediate application at the candidate's place of employment. In the first semester of the program, EdD candidates will be assigned a coach who will support the candidate over the four-year duration of the program while the candidate masters CPS principal competencies. Coaches selected to work with Loyola EdD candidates are former urban leaders with a history of transforming urban schools.

Program benefits

  • Prepare for career advancement within Chicago Public Schools administration.
  • Study at an optional two-week summer course at Loyola University’s Rome campus to develop global leadership perspectives.
  • Work closely with an academic coach experienced in improving school performance.

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The Administration & Supervision Program Distinguished Alumnus/a Award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession and the school. It is presented annually at the Loyola School of Education’s Fall Alumni Reception.