Educational Leadership Programs

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.

Educational Leadership

  • Credit Only
  • Principal License
  • Director of Instructor License
  • DSEPS License *optional*
  • M.Ed. Degree Option
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Director of Special Education & Pupil Services Add-on license

  • Credit Only
  • DSEPS License
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Director of Instruction Add-on License

  • Credit Only
  • Director of Instructor License
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Why Carroll?

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  • Prepares leaders to lead for all PK-12 students’ success and well-being, whether in urban, suburban or rural contexts.
  • Convenient, one weekend per month class schedule for busy professionals.
  • Proven history of strong students and successful leadership employment.
  • Courses are co-taught by instructors with successful school and district leadership experiences  and state-wide connections.
  • Coursework is research-based and responsive to students in the cohort.
  • Invaluable experience connecting and networking.
  • Learn by doing. Innovative field/practicum experiences with strong leaders in dynamic settings are integrated with coursework. These deep, practical experiences and feedback from instructors/field supervisors run throughout the program.

 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).

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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 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.

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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