Recognizing that there are many leaders in Illinois' schools, North Park offers two specialized tracks for MAEL students to choose from. In the principal track, you'll hone the skills you'll need to excel as a principal, vice principal, or assistant principal. The teacher leader track is designed to equip teachers who want to serve as deans, athletic directors, curriculum specialists, department chairs, and more. You'll choose your track after completing four introductory courses with your whole cohort.
Individuals choosing the teacher leader track will have the option of returning to North Park's School of Education to complete the principal endorsement courses and clinical experiences if their career paths change.