It takes a special kind of person to raise his or her hand and say, “I’ll step up and lead.” School administrators take on additional responsibilities, stress, and even criticism. Good leaders take a servant-like approach to leadership, guiding by example and setting a standard of excellence. If you are feeling called to this kind of leadership in your school, Concordia can help you get there.
Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible through our Uncommon and Academic Community Partnership Scholarships.
Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements. Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn their master’s degree without teacher licensing.
What to expect
The master's program in Educational Administration - Principal, Director of Instruction and School Business Administrator Licensure will teach you how to handle legal, financial, personnel, and academic matters while developing you holistically so that you can be at your personal best as a leader. And since this program is both designed and taught by those with real experience as school administrators, you get much more than a textbook education.
You get living, breathing lessons taught through accelerated eight-week courses. Class sizes are small, so you will get individualized attention. Additionally, since we know educators have a crazy schedule, you can take our program through a variety of flexible modalities, including a completely online option.
As a graduate, you will emerge ready to effect positive change at your school. You will feel confident facilitating healthy discussions between teachers and administration. For Wisconsin-based students, the Graduate Educational Administration program is designed to help obtain three state certification options:
- The Director of Instruction: Wisconsin License #50102.
- K-12 Principal: Wisconsin License #50513.
- School Business Administrator License #5008
- Leadership in Administration and Cultures of Change
- Legal and Ethical Leadership in Schools
- Financial and Human Resource Management for School Leaders
- Teacher Development, Supervision, and Continuous Improvement
- Curriculum Leadership
- Educational Research Methods
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.
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- Application form available at: www.cuw.edu/apply
- Non-refundable application fee
- One page essay describing your reason for obtaining a graduate degree
- Résumé of your education and employment experience
- Two signed letters of recommendation using the Recommendation Form (recommendation letters on letterhead may also be submitted)
- All official transcripts leading to your bachelor’s degree
- Graduate entrance exams such as the GRE are not required
- If you have completed graduate level classes in the last seven years and wish to have them evaluated for possible transfer, please contact your admissions counselor for more information on transferring graduate credits
International11628 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 646 USD per credit during 12 months.
National11628 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 646 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Mequon
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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