Earn your licensure in school administration online

Create a rewarding K-12 school experience for students, teachers, and support staff. Develop your leadership skills and enhance your knowledge of the educational system to ensure schools develop well-rounded, successful learners. Lead schools to recognize diversity and be responsive to the ever-changing needs of a global community. Chose to further expand your expertise with a master's in educational administration.

Cost Per Credit$690
Program Format

100% online coursework with flexibility

Program Options

Obtain a licensure only. Add on a master's degree or even a concentration.

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Program Overview

This online school administration program will empower you to manage the needs and goals of students, teachers, support staff, and others in a learning community. Within a specific licensure area, you will build the skillset and knowledge to provide strategic direction, instructional support, and effective management. Learn to effectively oversee legal, financial, personnel, school safety, and other emerging topics facing individuals in school leadership.

Wisconsin K-12 School Principal licensure (#5051)

  • Students are required to hold a current and valid WI Professional Educator's License to earn the Principal licensure.
  • Develop the skills to be an effective and respected leader for teachers, school staff, families, and the students in a school. Build the confidence and expertise to implement new practices for continued improvement and collaboration at each grade level.
  • Add on the Athletic Administration concentration (15 credits)

Wisconsin Director of Instruction licensure (#5010)

  • Students are required to hold a current and valid WI Professional Educator's License to earn the Director of Instruction licensure.
  • Learn how to effectively create, maintain, and adapt instructional practices across a school district. Establish interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with teachers and school principals to develop instructional materials. Understand the process of assessments to ensure state requirements are being met in K-12 classrooms.
  • Add on the Athletic Administration Concentration (15 credits)

Wisconsin School Business Administrator licensure (#5008)

  • Students are NOT required to hold a current and valid WI Professional Educator's License to earn the School Business Administrator licensure.
  • Learn to understand how school districts operate and guide them twoards financial well-being. Develop the business skills to help manage the multiple facets needed to maintain well-performing and stable schools for a community. Advance your skills  and understanding in accounting practices, budgeting, administrative duties, funding, and more. 

Depending on your goals and prior experience, you can chose to earn your licensure only or pursue your licensure AND your master's degree in educational administration. 

What to Expect

This is a fully online program that is designed and taught by individuals with real experience as school administrators. The curriculum will prepare you to administer positive changes in schools, facilitiate healthy relationships between teachers and administration, ensure classrooms are culturally responsive, and implement new programs and strategies to maintain growth and success in your school or school district. Class sizes are small to provide individualized attention during 8-week course sessions. Chose the modality that best fits your needs and schedule.

Online (self-paced)
  • 100% online
  • No required class dates
  • Students work independently
Online (collaborative)
  • 100% online
  • No class dates required*
  • Students work with their group via discussion boards
    *EDG 5100 will have set class times.
  • 100% online
  • Class dates are via ZOOM
  • Students do independent and group work

Develop the following leadership dispositions so you can effectively serve a learning community as an educational administrator.

Strong Work Ethic: Pushing hard until every child in the school has success as well as valuing change as the source of opportunity for improvement.

Caring: Caring will keep the priorities on the students, teachers, and parents; and display the ability to understand people, relations, and be receptive to the ideas of others.

Courage: Allowing leaders to make difficult decisions and stay the course, showing a willingness to implement non-discriminatory access, accommodations, and assessments.

Empathy: Developing an understanding of diversity in all domains.

Integrity: Learning how to keep from making poor choices regarding the safeguard of valuable resources. Reflecting upon the philosophical assumptions, ethical principles, and rationale that guide one's practice.

Ability to Think Critically: Understanding how issues like curriculum design and assessments are utiilized to ensure total student success. Valuing learning as a core capacity.

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