Lead in your school as an uncommon administrator

At Concordia, we understand that school administrators cannot take a “one-size-fits-all” approach while earning a master’s degree. That’s why our online program has three licensure options with flexible formatting, so you can customize your degree while learning from experts in the field. Choose between earning your Wisconsin Principal License, Director of Instruction License, or School Business Administrator, and complete your educational administration master’s online or in a convenient virtual format.

Credits18-30
Cost Per Credit$646
Sample Careers
  • Educational Administrator
  • Principal
  • Guidance Counselor
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Program Overview

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

Our master's program in educational administration 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 our 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:
1. The Director of Instruction: Wisconsin License #5010
2. K-12 Principal: Wisconsin License #5051
3. School Business Administrator License #5008

Residents of other states should check with their DPI or DOE for transferability.

Licensure / Certifications
K-12 Principal License: WI #5051, Director of Instruction License: WI DPI #5010, School Business Administrator License: WI DPI #5008

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