University Partnership Programs Northern Illinois University (NIU) Partnership Program Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Illinois ASBO have entered into a partnership agreement to deliver a Master of Science in Education in School Business Management and a Non-Degree CSBO Endorsement Program. Both lead to the attainment of a Professional Educator License with a Chief School Business Official Endorsement. Concordia University Chicago Partnership Program A new partnership between Illinois ASBO and Concordia University Chicago has been formed to provide doctoral studies in Educational Leadership. This program has been designed especially with the needs of school business officials in mind. Southern Illinois University Superintendent Preparation Program The Superintendent Preparation Program prepares students to be competent, dedicated and caring individuals who are ready to assume the responsibilities of a school district superintendent. Students develop skills and aptitudes that will enable them to continue their professional growth and education throughout their careers.