Admission Requirements | EAHE | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Superintendent Endorsement Admission Requirements



  • A completed SIUC Carbondale Graduate School Application
  • A completed Educational Administration and Higher Education Department Application
  • All undergraduate and graduate college transcripts except from SIU Carbondale
  • At least a minimum of a 3.25 graduate grade point average calculated on coursework completed for a master’s degree or its equivalent
  • A copy of a valid and current Illinois Professional Educator License with general administrative, principal, director of special education, or chief school business officer endorsement
  • A copy (or ELIS screen shot) of the results of the Basic Skills Test OR Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) indicating a passing score AND a score on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Documentation, on school district letter head, of at least two years of full-time experience as a principal, director of special education, or chief school business official in an Illinois public school
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with applicant professionally
  • A writing sample, preferably a graduate course paper



  • If the above criteria are met, the student will be invited to campus to interview with the admissions committee. Interviews may also be conducted by phone and/or waived in special circumstances.

Applications for the Superintendent Endorsement program are due by May 20.

Application for Admission to Graduate Study.