Lead schools to do more for students and the learning community

Enhance the K-12 school experience for students, teachers, and support staff. Build schools that recognize and appreciate diversity; and are responsive to the ever-changing needs of a global community. Develop your leadership skills and increase your knowledge of the educational system with any of these focused licensures. Chose to further expand your abilities and expertise with a master's in educational administration.

Cost Per Credit$669
Program Format

100% online coursework with flexibility

Completion time

This program can be completed in two years.

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Program Overview

This online educational leadership program will empower you to care for the overall well-being of the students, staff, and learning communities entrusted to your care. Develop key leadership dispositions that will give you the abilities, awareness, and confidence to serve all students in a school district. This program addresses academic demands you will face like state standards and curriulum requirements. And just as importantly it teaches you to manage legal, financial, personnel, school safety, and other emerging topics facing school leadership.

Leadership Dispositions:

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.

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.


What to Expect

This is a fully online program that is designed and taught by individuals with real experience as school administrators. The comprehensive 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. Courses are available in flexible modalities.

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


Concentrations / Specializations

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.

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.

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. 

This program is focused on providing options for students. 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. 

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