MS Educational Leadership -- Professional Learning

The 30-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Leadership: Professional Learning program is designed for educators who want to remain classroom teachers while building their leadership capacity and contributing to school improvement through mentoring and coaching peers, instructional improvement, and curriculum development.


The curriculum combines core leadership knowledge, skills, dispositions, and applied research with a concentration on mentoring and coaching skills required for expert teacher leadership. The program will help prepare individuals interested in leadership roles such as staff development coordinator, director of induction, department chair, dean of students, lead teacher/coach, and member of building/district leadership team.

The program is aligned with state and national leadership standards and has several unique features:

  • Ten credits from the Southeastern Wisconsin New Teacher Project (SEWNTP) Mentoring Certificate Program can be applied to the master’s program.
  • Each student has a leadership mentor and develops professional development goals.
  • Upon completion of the master’s program, students have the option of completing an additional 15 credits to obtain administrative licensure.