Working in various settings (school districts, hospitals, social service agencies, government agencies, etc.) community education professionals match community resources with community needs to enhance the quality of life and promote the common good. This program will provide you with concepts and competencies in designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs in a variety of public and private educational settings. It will also provide you with an understanding of how educational, social, political and economic systems interact within communities. As a student in the Community Education Administration program, you will:
|MA + Director of Community Education License|
For the MA (in consultation with your advisor):
Two EDLD Foundation Courses
For the Director of Community Education Licensure:
TEGR 512 Human Relations and Multicultural Education
Whether networking with leaders in the area of policy reform, being inspired by change agents in microfinance or simply catching up on the latest qualitative research findings, annual events and conferences sponsored by the department of Leadership, Policy and Administration offer a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. Most events include continuing education units for a variety of professions.
Real-world field experience
If your program includes a field experience element, the dedicated faculty and staff in your program will work with you to ensure that your experience will meet your interests and facilitate your growth, both personally and professionally. Throughout your time in your program, regularly scheduled meetings with faculty and peers offer the opportunity to form a strong professional network as you prepare to enter your field.
The College of Education, Leadership & Counseling takes pride in engaging in innovative partnerships with a variety of organizations. Students in the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling will find many opportunities for professional growth as a result of working with these organizations. Partnership examples include the Northwest Suburban Integration District, Center for Academics and Sports, FAIR School and the Collaborative Urban Educators program.