Higher Education Leadership For a Global Society

Master of Arts Educational Leadership in Higher Education

Class of 2013 - 2014  (Cohort 6)  Application Deadline is July 16, 2012 


     Northeastern Illinois University's ENLACE Fellows: Higher Education Leadership for a Global Society mission is to invest in the preparation and representation of a generation of Latino leadership in higher education that will create transformative change responsive to the educational challenges of an increasing U.S. Latino community; a community that is positioned to share in bringing change in an American society with global perspectives. The underrepresentation of Latinos in graduate programs is a leading factor that contributes to the critical shortage of Latino tenured faculty and senior administrators at colleges and universities across the nation. It is anticipated that through their unique professional and practical preparation, the ENLACE Fellows will significantly improve the educational status of Latinos in the region, United States and in a global society.

     The ENLACE Fellows initiative will select 10-15 bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) individuals for enrollment in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (Higher Education sequence) every two years. The selected candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing or maintaining careers in higher education and the development of leadership for the Latino community through education and civic engagement. Candidates should be individuals interested in working in higher education institutions and with work or volunteer experience in education or not-for-profit associations/organizations whose mission engages them in educational programs that address high school and college issues. The ENLACE Fellows will influence institutional policies and practices that affect the enrollment and achievement of Latinos from K-20. The initiative operates from the basic concept -- one individual who is well prepared for leadership positions will influence and impact many.

  • Cohort 6 begins January 2013 
  • Two-year program (3 semesters each year) 
  • Enrolled for two courses each semester 
  • Classes held Tuesday evenings, the first at 4:15pm and the second at 7:05pm 
  • Monthly mandatory professional development seminars (one Saturday a month) and participation at professional conferences. Seminars will help strengthen the Fellows’ academic preparation and transfer their experiences to the workplace and the community.

PROGRAM COST & COMMITMENTS      The program will cover tuition and professional development seminar materials. The selected Fellows will be responsible for a $30 Student-at-Large NEIU application for admissions fee, mandatory fees each semester, textbooks, and the cost for the required ten-day International Study Visit (after fundraising and/or grant support).

  • Application Deadline  July 16, 2012
  • Orientation for New Fellows  October 13, 2012
  • Classes Begin  January 8, 2013

To request an application, contact us at or  773.442.4735.