Master of Science in Education: Educational Administration

The School of Education equips and inspires Christian servant leaders to pursue integrity and excellence in the delivery of educational services within professional and lifelong learning throughout the world. The MS in Educational Administration program builds skills in decision-making, human resource management, teacher evaluation, and curriculum development.

Program Highlights

Concordia’s Educational Administration program gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn from current and former superintendents, principals, and other administrators who are successful leaders in their fields.
  • Prepare for K-12 Principal license (#5051)
  • Prepare for Wisconsin Director of Instruction license (#5010)
  • Participate in a practicum to gain hands-on experience
  • Public, Private, and Parochial educators interested in administration will learn valuable and practical ideas to enhance their career.
  • Benefit from small class sizes and individual attention
  • Choose from four flexible ways to earn your degree: on campus, off campus, online independent, or online cohort
  • Become a leader of positive change
  • Have the option for complete a thesis or graduate seminar project

Areas of Focus

The Graduate Educational Administration program is designed to help elementary, middle and high school teachers obtain these certifications:

Director of Instruction

Wisconsin License #5010

39 credits: 6 additional credits after completion of Master’s degree (and a portfolio). Also requires a Professional Educator’s license. (includes credits for WI DPI #5010 license, must have a Professional Educator’s license by completion of the program to apply for the license.)

K-12 Principal

Wisconsin License #5051

33 credits (includes credits for WI DPI #5051 license, must have a Professional Educator’s license by  completion of the program to apply for the license.)

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“The Educational Administration program at CUW gave me a chance to grow as an administrator while collaborating and connecting with others in the field.”

-Eric Vanden Heuvel, ‘12

“CUW has prepared me to be a servant leader that is able to make a difference in the education of children. I am very happy with the education I received at CUW. It has helped me to be a better educator and have a positive impact on teachers and students.”

-Jamie Luehring, elementary school principal and basketball coach

“With Concordia’s graduate program, I was able to continue working while completing classes and my practicum. My professors were enthusiastic and encouraging. When I became an administrator, I felt well prepared.”

-Tara Villalobos, District Administrator

“My experience with Concordia is a good fit for my profession. My degree will create many new opportunities along my career path.”

-Ryan Eiler, high school physical education, and health teacher and football and track coach