Master of Science in Education - Educational Administration - Principal or Director of Instruction Licensure (DPI #5051 and DPI #5010)

The Educational Administration program at Concordia prepares you to step up and lead as an administrator


Department of Graduate Education

Time to start leading in your school

Schools are incredibly complex organisms. There are needs around curriculum design, human resources, student safety, budgeting and professional development. A master's degree in science in education - educational administration will provide the education, capacity, and personal network for emerging leaders to confidently handle the complexity of administrative life.

Program Overview

It takes a special kind of person to raise his or her hand and say, “I’ll step up and lead.” Leaders take on extra stress, criticism, and responsibility. Good leaders take a servant like approach to leadership, guiding by example and setting a standard of excellence. Are you called to this kind of leadership in your school? Concordia does much more than teach you how to handle legal, financial, personnel and academic matters. Concordia’s unique program develops 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 that would otherwise take you years to learn. And you get it in small classes with 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.

Educator discounts

  • Students at one of our many Preferred Educational Partnership Schools can join a cohort at Concordia in the area of education and get 24% off of their tuition.
  • Educators currently working in a Christian K-12 school may receive a 25-percent tuition discount on any graduate-level education program or course.


What to Expect

As a graduate you will emerge ready to effect positive change at your school. You feel confident facilitating healthy discussion between teachers and administration. For Wisconsin-based students, the Graduate Educational Administration program is designed to help obtain two state certifications. The Director of Instruction: Wisconsin License #5010 39 credits and the  K-12 Principal: Wisconsin License #5051. 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

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Appleton
  • Green Bay
  • Kenosha
  • Madison
  • Mequon
  • Miller Park Way
  • Online
  • Waukesha

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