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.

Foundation Courses

  • 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

Specialization Courses

  • 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

Research Course

  • EDU 692 Education Research Design

Reflection Course

  • EDU 693 Capstone Project

Minimum Total: 36 credits

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