The PK-12 educational leadership concentration is intended primarily for students pursuing careers as administrators in K-12 schools or school districts, notably as principals and/or superintendents. Students enrolled in the PK-12 administrative leadership concentration explore their role as leaders, and build upon and extend their competence in the following areas as they relate to educational leadership: Organizational analysis, educational change and reform, school law, public school finance, curriculum design and evaluation for administrators, school personnel administration, and educational policy. Students participate in field-based experiences as part of their courses. Through an inquiry-driven approach, students engage in research for their dissertation that is applied, meaningful, and informs the schools and districts for which they work. Program completers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to successfully form and work in teams, systematically reflect upon their work as leaders, and deeply understand their responsibility to lead ethically, justly, and compassionately as they engage in a lifelong search for truth and partner with others along the way.
Our courses are offered on weekends in both Madison and Wausau, and we make use of online resources to accommodate busy schedules. Begin your class work in June. The admission application deadline is March 31.
The Doctor of Education program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the superintendent license and is also NCATE accredited.