College of Education & Human Services

Directions for Applying to the Ed.S./Superintendent Licensure Program

Step 1: Complete the Ed.S./Superintendent program application.

Step 2: Secure your superintendent’s recommendation using the reference form (Superintendent Recommendation and Statement of Support). You do not need to request letters of reference.

Step 3: Email a copy of your resume.

The application, references and resume can be scanned and emailed to, faxed (309-298-2222) or mailed:

EDL Program Coordinator
Horrabin Hall 115
Western Illinois University
One University Circle
Macomb IL 61455

Step 4: Apply online to the Graduate School.

Indicate the semester you intend to begin coursework.

Step 5: Send official copies of your transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework to the graduate school. You do not need to request WIU transcripts. Additionally, if you have not taken any coursework since you last attended WIU, you do not need to send new transcripts. Transcripts need to be sent to:

School of Graduate Studies-Admissions
Sherman Hall 116
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455

Step 6: Schedule your interview. Interviews will be held in person or via Zoom.

Step 7: Prepare your educational leadership portfolio. The portfolio needs to be available electronically or it needs to be mailed to the EDL Program Coordinator (See above).

Step 8: Complete your interview and writing sample (will be emailed to you)

Step 9: Complete the WIU Superintendent Licensure Program Candidate Acknowledgements and return to the EDL Program Coordinator.

Again, feel free to email/call us with questions.