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Location: Chicago, Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall
Program Type: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

This certificate program overlaps with the existing MA in Instructional Leadership. The MA in Instructional Leadership leads to a principal endorsement on an Illinois Professional Educator License. Because the MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership (DLTL) is aligned with most of the standards required for the MA in Instructional Leadership, DLTL program completers only need to take two additional courses and complete an internship to earn the principal endorsement. This new certificate program, therefore, provides students with a way to add on a valuable credential.

All courses in the certificate program are aligned with the competencies/standards required by the Illinois State Board of Education for the principal endorsement. 

All students seeking admission to this certificate program will need to go through the same admission process as required by the State of Illinois and Roosevelt University for all other students seeking the principal endorsement.

Laura Lag
, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission

What Differentiates Us

Dual Language

Dual Language

Roosevelt's MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership is the only one of its kind in Illinois and the Midwest and the only one to provide a pathway for dual language teachers to become principals in K-12 schools.

Online Delivery

Online Delivery

Several courses for this certificate program are online and enable students to work and complete their principal endorsement with maximum convenience and efficiency.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Future principals with expertise in bilingual and dual language education get their start here, gaining the skills they need to advance their careers and have a broad impact on schools and districts. Students can expect focused and practical assignments, engaging and intensive discussions and small group projects, and a supervised internship that will lead to career and leadership opportunities.

Sample Courses

  • ILED 451 SCHOOL MANAGEMENT & BUDGET 
  • ILED 453 LEGAL ISSUES IN PRE-K TO 12 EDUCATION 
  • ILED 463 PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP I

Outcomes

Principal Endorsement

Students who graduate from this program will earn a principal endorsement on their Illinois Professional Educator License.

Dual Language Expertise

Students who graduate from the MA in Dual Language Teacher Leadership and complete this 12 month certificate program will have unique skills and knowledge in the area of dual language teaching, learning and leadership.

Testimonials

Jessica Fong, MA DLTL, ’18

“It’s really important for me to work with young children who are heritage speakers and to provide them with the opportunity to get their culture and language back.”

Jessica Fong - MA, Dual Language Teacher Leadership '18