UIW education graduate Denise Smasal

Make a larger impact on education as an administrator.

The School Leadership concentration is designed to prepare principals in K-12 education for leadership and administration. The courses in this program, collaboratively designed by the Dreeben School of Education and Region 20 Cohort of Leadership Associates program (CoLA), to concurrently allow students to pursue certification and an advanced degree.


Earn your Master of Education or Doctor of Philosophy

Degree plans for a master's or PhD degree with a focus on School Leadership:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Plan

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Leadership degree is designed for students who want to develop comprehensive professional leadership skills needed to advance their career as an education administrator. The M.Ed. degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework based upon the graduate core curriculum and the area of concentration.

    1st Spring

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

    1st Summer

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

    1st Fall

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

    2nd Spring

    • EDLD 6389 Leadership Practicum II at Region 20

    2nd Summer

    • EDUC 63CS1 Capstone in Education at Region 20 (Summer Extended)
    • EDLD 6350 School, Finance, Policy, and Law at Region 20
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Plan

    The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in School Leadership is designed for students who want to develop comprehensive professional leadership skills needed to advance their career as an education administrator. The Ph.D. degree specifies 57 semester hours of course work, a qualifying examination, and 9 semester hours of dissertation writing.

    1st Spring

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

    1st Summer

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

    1st Fall

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

    2nd Spring

    • EDLD 7389 Leadership Practicum II at Region 20

    2nd Summer

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

    2nd Fall

    • INDR Core Courses at UIW
    • ORGL Concentration Courses at UIW

Admission Criteria

The application process involves two concurrent applications through UIW Graduate Admissions and our partnership program CoLA. Find out more about requirements, standards and processes to begin your journey as a Dreeben School of Education student.