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.

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:

Educational leadership cohorts 2017 - 2018 meeting dates

August 26 - 27, 2017
October 7 - 8, 2017
November 4 - 5, 2017
December 2 - 3, 2017
January 6 - 7, 2018
February 3 - 4, 2018
March 3 - 4, 2018
April 7 - 8, 2018
May 5 - 6, 2018

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

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