Developed by a team of administrators from Kenosha Unified School District and Racine Unified School District and the Carthage Education Department, the administration concentration prepares you for leadership roles as principals in the K-12 setting. Coursework focuses on site-based management, school law, school finance, and leadership development.

Eligible candidates must hold a valid education license or be licensed as a school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker and have at least three years and 540 hours of successful experience in these areas.

All courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.

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Education Administration with License #51 Requirements (42-44 credits)

M.Ed Core Classes (12 credits)

All M.Ed candidates are required to take the following:

  • EDU 5060 Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDU 5240 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5250 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research (4 credits)
  • EDU 5990 Master’s Degree Capstone Completion (0 credits)
Choose one (2-4 credits)
  • EDU 5550 Master’s Degree Capstone Experience (4 credits)
  • EDU 5950 Master’s Comprehensive Exam (2 credits)
Take all (28 credits)
  • EDU 5000 School Law (4 credits)
  • EDU 5010 Organizational Management in Educational Settings (4 credits)
  • EDU 5020 School Finance (4 credits)
  • EDU 5030 Evidence-Based Decision-Making (4 credits)
  • EDU 5040 School Principalship (4 credits)
  • EDU 5110 Curricular Issues (4 credits)
  • EDU 5160 Professionalism and Leadership in Today’s Schools (4 credits)

The program’s capstone course is the seminar and practicum in-field experience as a principal, which will be the foundation for the master’s thesis. Students who already possess a master’s degree and who wish to gain the Wisconsin Principal #5051 license will need to complete the required courses only. No culmination experience or research courses will be required.