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.

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.” 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.

Academic Community Partnership

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. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course

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 the Master’s degree without teacher licensing.

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 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.

A graduate's perspective:

"The accelerated zoom classes have been a great experience! I absolutely love the interactions I have had in these classes and it has all been from the comfort of my own home or my office. All of my classes have had great relevant discussions. I love that in these classes I get to see other students, make connections and build relationships, and create a network of people - all who have similar goals!" November 2, 2020 - Caitlin Dowden, Educational Administration Student.

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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