Educational Leadership 22

Master of Education Informational Webinar

Webinar Information

Join faculty and staff to learn how you can advance your career with an Educational Leadership degree, which leads to eligibility for Illinois principal endorsement. 

Access this information session and...

1.) Learn about our character infused approach to Educational Leadership preparation

2.) Learn about the ONLINE 8 week format for course delivery

3.) Get the latest application, tuition and admission requirements

4.) Learn about the Education Alliance Partner benefit

5.) Hear from faculty members and a current candidate

6.) Prepare to start your degree in 2024 - summer or fall entry

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Event Information

Andre Bouey

February 6 Master of Education Webinar Recording

Spring 23 scholars

January 9 Master of Education Webinar Recording

Program Details

The Educational Leadership program is focused on the moral purpose of building the capacity of our graduate candidates so that they can go forward and bring Cultures of Character practices into the heart of their school communities. The Program is grounded in:

  • Program-specific leadership virtues
  • The development of leader character
  • Cultivating practical wisdom
Principal at Lemont High School


NCC Leadership Team at Jefferson Jr. High - Naperville CUSD 203

Kimberly Fricke M.A. '17, Principal 

Kerry Niederman M.A. '20, Assistant Principal

Bryant Cobo M.A. '20, Assistant Principal

"NCC’s educational leadership program prepared me and many of my colleagues for leadership roles with well-designed curriculum and practical applications and experiences embedded throughout each course and the internship. I was particularly appreciative of NCC’s emphasis on establishing and leading diverse and inclusive school environments focused on growth of the whole student." K. Fricke

"Hands down, what makes North Central’s educational leadership program special is the staff, instructors, and mentors that provide daily, valuable feedback. Their expertise, passion, and genuine care for professional growth is what I personally found so rewarding. I also found working with a cohort throughout the program was incredibly beneficial to experience collaboration and team work through authentic, job-embedded projects."     K. Niederman

"The educational leadership program at North Central is special because of the professors. The professors that I had at North Central weren’t just knowledgeable, they genuinely cared and took time to have 1 on 1 conversations with each student about guiding our future in leadership."           B. Cobo

Naper Leaders CUSD 203

Elise Kirk, M.Ed. '24

Our alumni assume leadership roles upon graduation

Upon completion of her coursework in December 2023, Elise Kirk was named principal of Anna McDonald Elementary School, effective 2024-2025 school year. Commenting on her experience, Elise states, "The educational leadership program at North Central College has helped to shape me into a virtuous leader, prioritizing ethical values, integrity and moral principles. I will carry these traits with me through my journey into leadership, serving others, and fostering positive relationships." 

Explore the Program

Become an innovator and a leader in your educational community! Our character infused master of education degree will prepare you to guide your school to the next level. At North Central, you will grow into a professional in the field and learn the skills you need to create professional, welcoming environments to help students, teachers and staff grow.  

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