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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Degree Program

(Master of Science)


A cooperative program between UW-Whitewater and UW-Madison provides an opportunity for students to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison by completing a substantial amount of their course work on the UW-Whitewater campus. All of the 36 units required by the program may be taken at UW-Whitewater through a combination of UW-Whitewater courses and UW-Madison courses offered at UW-Whitewater.


The program combines the unique resources of the two institutions to assist qualified persons to add dimension to their education through (1) intensive study in the theory and practice of Educational Leadership, (2) refinement of skills and attitudes essential to educational leaders, and (3) further study in related educational fields such as curriculum and guidance. The program is designed to prepare person for leadership positions at all levels of education, both public and private.


Students in the program may simultaneously pursue licensure as school administrators as well as establish a foundation for an academic and career ladder leading to specialist and doctoral degrees at UW-Madison in Educational Leadership. In addition, almost all of the course work for Director of Instruction and Director of Pupil Services licensures can be completed at UW-W.


Cooperative Program Coordinator:

Dr. Richard Mason
Phone: (262) 472-4891
Email:masonr@uww.edu


Department Program Assistant:

Winther 3035
Phone: (262) 472-1135
Email: curricinstr@uww.edu


Admission Requirements:

Students must be admitted to the UW-Madison Graduate School and the UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership as well as by the UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Applicants should contact the Cooperative Program Coordinator for a list of current admission requirements and application forms.


Degree Requirements:

Applicants should contact the Cooperative Program Coordinator for the current UW-Madison degree requirements. At present, the following UW-Whitewater courses are approved for inclusion in the program.

  • SCHBUSMG 770 SCHOOL FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
  • SCHBUSMG/CIGENRL 772 LEGAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION
  • EDADMIN/CIGENRL 725 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION
  • EDADMIN/CIGENRL 728 INTRODUCTION TO ELEM. AND SEC. ADMINISTRATION
  • EDADMIN/CIGENRL 769 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION
  • EDADMIN/CIGENRL 776 THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALSHIP
  • EDADMIN/CIGENRL 780 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY & ADMINISTRATIVE BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATION
  • CIGENRL 793 PRACTICUM