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Principal Licensure

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

12 months
931 USD/credit 27930 USD/year
931 USD/credit 27930 USD/year
424 USD/credit 12720 USD/year
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Quality school administrators help shape the future of education. Become a leader by enrolling in the Principal Licensure program at University of Wisconsin - River Falls.

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Graduates earn a Master of Science in Education in School Supervision and Instructional Leader. You may also elect to earn a Director of Instruction license.

Who Should Enroll

  • Educators and current administrators who want to be school principals in private or public schools in Wisconsin
  • School administrators who want to become curriculum directors for their school districts
  • Anyone interested in a leadership role in school administration

Key Features

  • Earn a Principal Licensure program at University of Wisconsin - River Falls in one year, required for certification as a principal in Wisconsin.
  • Earn certification as a Wisconsin Director of Instruction.
  • Curriculum is based on the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and the Wisconsin Administrator standards for successful principals.
  • Designed to provide a flexible, practitioner-friendly program based on best practices and current needs of administrators in today’s schools
  • Approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
  • Classes meet one weekend a month during the academic year and two weeks during the summer. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Development Seminar 
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Politics of Education
  • School Law
  • Finance/Budget
  • Professional Development and Supervision
  • Student Services

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • A completed, online graduate application and payment of the processing fee.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a four-point scale) or an average of at least 2.90 based on the last 64 semester credits (90 quarter credits) of the undergraduate program;
  • At least three years of experience in an educational setting
  • A one-page personal letter of intent indicating the reasons for your interest in this program
  • Two letters of support describing leadership ability (optional)
  • Resumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 931 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 931 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 424 USD per credit during 12 months.


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