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