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Program Description


This is a cooperative program between UW-Whitewater and UW-Madison providing an opportunity for students to earn a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and K-12 Principal Licensure from UW-Madison by completing all of their course work on the UW-Whitewater campus. All 30 units required by the program may be taken at UW-Whitewater through a combination of UW-Whitewater courses and UW-Madison courses offered by visiting UW faculty members on the UW-Whitewater campus.


Students may enroll in the program for the Master of Science degree and Wisconsin Licensure or licensure only. Licensing Options include K-12 Principal, Director of Instruction, and Director of Special Education/Pupil Services. In addition, students are able to establish a foundation for an academic scaffolding leading to specialist and doctoral degrees at UW-Madison in Educational Leadership.


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 and (2) refinement of skills and attitudes essential to educational leaders. This program is designed to prepare persons for leadership positions at all levels of education, both public and private.