Teachers, Increase Your Qualifications and Make a Difference.

The College of Education offers a number of its programs in on and off campus formats to interested and qualified candidates. 

Earn Your Master of Arts in: 

  • Multicategorical Special Education with LBS I Unlimited Endorsement
  • Educational Administration with Principal Endorsement
  • Reading 
  • Bilingual/ESL Education 

 Interested in starting a cohort in your school or district? Contact Cohort Director, Dr. Dor Fitzgerald at 708.534.4536 or email: dfitzgerald@govst.edu.

Education - Bilingual/ESL Sequence

Courses are offered both on campus each semester in University Park and in an off campus cohort format, where highly qualified educators participate as course faculty.

ESL/Bilingual Approval Cohorts:

 Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL 

  • Sawyer Elementary School (Courses begin every semester - Ongoing Cohort)

Additional locations in the South Suburbs:

  • Governors State University, University Park, IL  (Courses begin every semester in a traditional program, non-cohort format)
  • Manhattan, IL
  • Lansing, IL

For more information on these locations or for information, please contact the Program Coordinator: Dr. Larry Cross, Phone: 708.534.6362 or Email:lcross@govst.edu.

Principal Leadership (K-12)

Increase Your Qualifications and Make a Difference

 Principal Leadership Graduate Program

  • Approved by the State Licensure Board
  • Reflects the Common Core State Standards
  • Reflects PERA, the new teacher evaluation law
  • Earns M.A. in Educational Administration
  • Earns Principal Leadership Endorsement
  • Comprised of 36 semester hours
  • Complete in six semesters
  • Cohort start date - Fall Semester 2016  

Recruiting for Fall Semester 2016

GSU, On Campus Cohort

1 University Parkway, University Park, IL 60484

Information Meeting, 9:30 a.m. June 11, 2016

Contact Dr. Dor Fitzgerald at dfitzgerald@govst.edu  or 708.534.4536.

Multicategorical Special Education

Currently Recruiting for Fall 2015:

  • For more information on cohorts, please contact Dr. Dor Fitzgerald at 708.534.4536 or email dfitzgerald@govst.edu.  
  •  **Please note: All cohort locations are open to teachers in any district or school.**    

Interested in hosting a Multicategorical Special Education cohort in your school or district?
Please contact, Cohort Director Dr. Dor Fitzgerald at 708.534.4536 or email dfitzgerald@govst.edu.

Reading Teacher or Specialist

Earn your Master of Arts in Reading leading to Illinois Licensure as Reading Specialist or a Reading Teacher Endorsement

Learn more, earn more with a Master of Arts in Reading from GSU


  • Open to currently licensed teachers from any school/district
  • Courses are held in a hybrid format (online/in person) or fully online to meet your needs
  • Instructors meet with students the first class session and as needed throughout each semester at the host district

Interested in hosting a cohort in your school or district? Contact Dr. Dor Fitzgerald at dfitzgerald@govst.edu for more information.