As a student within the Leadership and Innovation specialization of WLC's Master of Arts program, you’ll refine your decision-making skills, understand policy implications impacting educational leaders, and develop an entrepreneurial approach to educational leadership within 21st century schools.
Why Leadership and Innovation?
- Focus on proven and promising models of professional development, mentorship, and coaching;
- Enrich the academic environment of your diverse learners;
- Learn decision-making and policy implications impacting forward-thinking educational leaders;
- Enhance your cognitive, analytical, and reflective thinking skills and entrepreneurial mindset.
This area of study is ideal for educators who aspire to be innovative leaders who advance student achievement; especially those seeking to become program directors, principals, deans of students, directors of instruction, or lead trainers.
Students completing their Leadership and Innovation specialization may earn Wisconsin licensure as a Principal (51) or Program Coordinator (64).
Leadership and Innovation Specialization Requirements:
This 36 credit graduate degree program culminates with an action research project and creation of a portfolio. Students seeking initial teacher certification may need to complete additional coursework to meet state licensure requirements. Leadership opportunities are integrated throughout the program and in a required practicum experience.
- EDU 601 Education as a Change Agent in a Diverse Society
- EDU 610 Advanced Educational Psychology
- EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
- EDU 622 Best Practices in High Performance Instructional Methodologies
- EDU 682 Law and Ethics in Education Reform
- EDU 684 Entrepreneurship in Education
- EDU 689 Application of Business Principles in the Education Setting
- EDU 691 Practicum: Administration in a Reform Setting
Elective Course Options (Must Select One*)
- EDU 623 Coaching, Mentorship, and Instructional Leadership
- EDU 624 Assessing and Evaluation for Academic Success
- EDU 625 Professional Development and the Learning Community
- EDU 651 Instructional Technology
- EDU 652 Foundations of Online Learning
- EDU 656 iPad in Education
- EDU 658 Transforming Education with Google Apps
- *EDU 681 Leadership, Change, and Collaboration
- *EDU 683 Transformative Leadership in Administration and School Culture
- EDU 690 Special Topics in Instructional Technology
- EDU 692 Education Research Design
- EDU 693 Capstone Project
Minimum Total: 36 credits
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