Grow as an educator and as a person

Education is a truly noble vocation. The Master of Science in Instructional Leadership is designed to help you maximize your impact in the classroom. You’ll take a deep dive into a number of newly developed techniques that aim to help your students learn better, and you’ll also form a deeper understanding of the learning process. This program will help you become the servant leader you are called to be, for the ultimate benefit of your students.

Cost Per Credit$715
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This program is offered fully online to fit your busy lifestyle!


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Program Overview

If you’re a licensed teacher looking to continue your education in a customizable track that fits your professional needs and interest areas, you’ll find this program is an ideal fit. It’ll give you the opportunity to renew your license in multiple subjects and fields and increase your expertise in a special area of interest. You’ll enjoy learning alongside other students from experienced faculty who come from a number of diverse backgrounds – all willing to give you a level of personal attention that is truly unique within the field of online education. The course of study consists of 18 credits of core requirements, as well as 15 credits of electives that you can choose from a pre-approved list of offerings. The program uses a portfolio-based assessment process that aligns with the Core Propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, and offers various tracks of study.

Wisconsin DPI-approved Licensures

You can choose from a variety of DPI licensures:

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

First and foremost, this program is all about learning techniques that will provide more  opportunities for student engagement. In addition to that, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development. You’ll also have experiences in applying current educational learning theories and developing their applications for the teaching process. You’ll gain knowledge of effective instructional strategies, utilizing Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as the philosophical foundation.

You’ll walk away from this program well-versed in the attitude, skills, and techniques needed to effectively teach at-risk students using social, personal, cultural, and community dynamics. And to top it off, you’ll be well-researched in the nature of alternative education K-12 programs in public schools and the impact they have on the community.

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