This certificate program is intended for licensed teachers who have completed Roosevelt’s MA degree in Dual Language Teacher Leadership and who wish to add a principal endorsement to their Illinois Professional Educator Licenses. The required courses prepare dual language teacher leaders to manage and lead PreK – 12 schools as assistant principals or principals.
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.
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.
Students who graduate from this program will earn a principal endorsement on their Illinois Professional Educator License.
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.
“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.”