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Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Licensure for Director of Instruction and/or Principal

The Educational Leadership Program builds on Carroll's rich tradition of quality educator preparation by contributing to the number of effective administrators in PK-12 schools. The program contains project-based and performance-based learning opportunities to support candidate knowledge, skills and dispositions for Educational Leadership.

  • Preparing Leaders for the Next Generation
  • Coursework Is Generative, Constructive, and Responsive to Students in the Cohort
  • Invaluable Experience Connecting and Networking
  • Evidence of Leadership In Action Through Site Visits in Transformative Settings

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership program includes the requirements for licensure #10 Director of Instruction and #51 Principal. The Educational Leadership Program reflects the Wisconsin Administrator Standards, the Educational Leadership Policy Standards - Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).

The Value of a Learning Community Model

The Educational Leadership Program is delivered through a Learning Community. Participants meet together one weekend a month over a twenty month period. Interacting with a group of peers at periodic intervals provides students time and space to examine issues thoughtfully and collaboratively – creating a community of learning that’s self-sustaining. Each cohort is co-facilitated by two instructors who follow the program through its entirety.

Coursework - Master Degree or Licensure Only

The comprehensive coursework in the Educational Leadership program covers a variety of relevant, theoretical and applied topics impacting P-12 education. Students completing the graduate program in Education are required to complete a research project.

The 33-credit program consist of the core courses, electives and required courses:

  • Core Courses
    • EDU613: Educational Leadership Theory and Practice (3 credits)
    • EDU685: Designs of Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)
    • EDU686: Continuous Improvement in Education (3 credits)
    • EDU687: Educational Law (3 credits)
    • EDU688: Resource Allocation and Budget Deployment (3 credits)
  • Practicum
    • EDU667: Instructional Supervision Seminar (2 credits)
    • EDU668: School Leadership Practicum I (1 credits)
    • EDU669: School Leadership Practicum II (1 credits)
    • EDU670: School Leadership Practicum III (2 credits)
  • Research Courses*
    • EDU607: Introduction to Educational Research (3 credits)
    • EDU609: Educational Research II (3 credits)
    • EDU614: Educational Research III (3 credits)
    • EDU616: Educational Research IV (3 credits)
    *Required for Master degree-seeking students.

Educational Leadership Cohorts 2016 - 2017 Meeting Dates

August 27 - 28, 2016
October 1 - 2, 2016
November 5 - 6, 2016
December 3 - 4, 2016
January 7 - 8, 2017
February 4 - 5, 2017
March 4 - 5, 2017
April 1 - 2, 2017
May 6 - 7, 2017

Meeting Times: Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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