School Leadership, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Make a Larger Impact on Education

The School Leadership Partnership concentration incorporates theory and practice-based learning, and is designed to prepare leaders who can dramatically improve schools and school districts. The courses in this program, collaboratively designed by faculty from the Dreeben School of Education and instructors from the ESC 20 Cohort of Leadership Associates (CoLA), are built on the set of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that a principal must have.

Become a School Administrator

Get comprehensive professional leadership skills needed to advance your career as an education administrator.

Why You Should Join Our Program

  • Leadership training
  • Instructional leadership skills
  • Field-based internship/practicum opportunities
  • Collaboration, networking, and community building
  • T-TESS and AEL Certification
  • Expert region and field trainers
  • High-quality training aligned with current best practices

Master's and Ph.D. Degree Plans

Program of study for the Master's degree with a concentration in School Leadership:

Master of Education Degree Plan

1st Spring

  • EDUC 6306 Philosophical Foundations in Education @ UIW
  • EDLD 6348 School Leadership @ Region 20

1st Summer

  • EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research @ UIW (Summer Extended)
  • EDLD 6349 Instructional Leadership @ Region 20
  • EDLD 6347 Principalship@ Region 20
  • EDUC 6399 TTESS/AEL (Elective) @ Region 20

1st Fall

  • EDLD 6388 Leadership Practicum I @ Region 20
  • EDUC 6304 Theories of Learning @ UIW
  • EDLD 6351 School/Home/Community Relations @ Region 20

2nd Spring

  • EDLD 6389 Leadership Practicum II @ Region 20

2nd Summer

  • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education @ Region 20
    (Summer Extended)
  • EDLD 6350 School, Finance, Policy, and Law @ Region 20

Program of study for a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in School Leadership:

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Plan

1st Spring

  • INDR 8350 Introduction to Inquiry @ UIW
  • EDLD 7348 School Leadership @ Region 20

1st Summer

  • EDLD 7349 Instructional Leadership @ Region 20
  • EDLD 7347 Principalship @ Region 20
  • EDUC 7399 TTES/AEL (Elective) @ Region 20

1st Fall

  • EDLD 7388 Leadership Practicum I @ Region 20
  • EDLD 7351 School/Home/Community Relations @ Region 20

2nd Spring

  • EDLD 7389 Leadership Practicum II @ Region 20

2nd Summer

  • EDLD 7350 School, Finance, Policy, and Law @ Region 20

2nd Fall

  • INDR Core Courses @UIW
  • ORGL Concentration Courses @UIW

Admission Criteria

The application process involves two concurrent applications through UIW Graduate Admissions and our partnership program CoLA. Follow the application instructions on each web page:

  1. UIW Graduate & Doctoral Admissions
  2. ESC 20 Cohort of Leadership Associates (CoLA)