Educational Leadership

Leadership Programs for Transformative Future Leaders - Ready to take on an administrative leadership role? Carroll’s Educational Leadership Programs provide opportunities for future PK-12 school and district leaders. Programs are project-based and performance-based learning opportunities to support students' knowledge, skills and dispositions for educational leadership. This program includes Principal and Director of Instruction licensure.

Learning Community Model

This Program is delivered through a learning community. Participants meet together one weekend a month over a 20-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 2 instructors who follow the program through its entirety.

An Exceptional Value

This high-quality, affordable program includes first-rate practicum experiences, job-embedded learning opportunities and instructors from the field to support your development as a transformative leader. You'll gain real-world experience to help further your career as an educational leader.

Choose your Program

Learn more about our three Educational Leadership program options:

What Sets Carroll apart?

"When making the decision to begin a leadership course of study, a mentor guided me to look into Carroll’s exemplary program. He advised that Carroll provides a cohort experience which leads to invaluable experiences and connections, as well as provides real life experiences that help set you up for success upon graduation. This advice has led to an amazing experience filled with learning, and joyful real-world application. I absolutely feel ready to take the next steps into educational leadership, and credit this program for that direction."
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A Carroll Educational Leadership Graduate Student 

 The Educational Leadership Program reflects the Wisconsin Administrator Standards, the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) and the Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL)

Read More About How This Program Prepares Educators to Expand their Careers!
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"Carroll’s program is responsive and flexible. They model best practice in education for aspiring, instructional leaders.  The program model is perfect for busy lifestyles, and collaborative and creative minds. Plus - the networking is priceless. You’ll leave ready to change the world!"
CUELP Graduate Student

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"I appreciate the program flexibility and responsiveness to the cohort needs while maintaining a rigorous learning environment."
CUELP Graduate Student

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"Carroll is doing it right with substantive school and district level practicum experiences. It allows for a more apprenticeship approach to the many aspects in system level leadership."

District Administrator and CUELP Field Supervisor

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"This program has prepared me for principal and curriculum coordinator roles through professional readings, networking, collaboration and hands-on practicium experiences."

CUELP Graduate Student

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Cynthia's Story

Cynthia Bell is a visionary leader who is changing lives through education. She chose Carroll University’s Master of Science in Educational Leadership program because of its engaging curriculum and the flexibility it offered her in earning her degree while balancing a busy schedule. Cynthia is putting her degree to work to help create equity and opportunity for the diverse student body she serves. Learn more about why Cynthia describes the experience as “life changing.”

Mike's Story

Passionate about his career and wanting to make a larger impact, Mike Elliott chose to return to Carroll University to pursue his Master of Science in Educational Leadership. Find out why Mike would highly recommend Carroll’s educational leadership program — and how he’s using what he learned to make a real difference in the lives of his students.

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