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Educational Leadership, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Edgewood College graduate program in Educational Leadership is designed for educators interested in acquiring certification for licensure in the following areas of school leadership:

  • Director of Instruction  (DPI #10)
  • Director of Special Education and Pupil Services  (DPI #80)
  • Principalship  (DPI #51)
  • School Business Administrator  (DPI #08)

Licensure coursework meets the goals and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and can be completed in as few as 21 months. Students may also earn a Master of Arts in Education degree through the completion of three additional regularly offered courses.

Courses in the Educational Leadership program are offered in convenient 8-week sessions held in evenings during the school year. Summer school courses are also available.

You’ll work with experienced educational leaders who offer responsive and supportive advising and are dedicated to helping you meet your individual and professional goals. Advisors routinely stay in contact with students as they seek administrative positions. Program graduates have been hired as administrators in many area schools. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Curriculum Planning 
  • Leadership and Organization 
  • Business Administration 
  • The Principalship 
  • Inclusive School Law 
  • Supervision of Instruction 
  • Schools as Political Systems 
  • Supervised Field Experience: Educational Leadership 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed graduate application
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    569 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 569 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    569 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 569 USD per credit and a duration of 21 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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