Office: Nursing/ Education 605
Telephone: (920) 424-7235
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/coehs/departments/human-services-educational-leadership/Ed_Leadership
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The graduate program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare professionals for leadership and change-agent roles in various educational and helping settings. The program attempts to meet individual needs by providing wide latitude in student/adviser program planning consistent with the career goals and needs of the clientele served by the program. The program attracts people from public and private/parochial school settings; individuals working in higher, technical and adult education; and those engaged or interested in education and training in a variety of corporate and community organizational settings.
Throughout this program you will develop the capacity to (1) envision and guide organizational change; (2) communicate effectively, engage constituents, develop people and build community; (3) advocate and promote equity for diverse populations and respect for individuals; and (4) integrate theory, data, research and ethical standards into the context of one's practice through continuous learning.
Completion of the program will lead to the degree: Master of Science (MS).
In addition to the requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies specified in the first section of this Bulletin, the program has established the following policies and procedures for admission:
Three reference letters are required.
The program is comprised of core courses, emphases and electives.
The following are the descriptions for the Educational Leadership plan(s) of study:
Educational Leadership (general)
Educational Leadership (library science)
MS Guest - Cooperative Program with Madison
30 credits applicable to the graduate degree constitute the minimal requirement for students who choose to write a thesis or complete the seminar.
Students must satisfy fully the Office of Graduate Studies requirements for advancement to candidacy as stated in the first section of this Bulletin. Students must meet with their program coordinator to plan and receive program approval for their admission to candidacy. Students should apply for Admission to Candidacy after completing 9-21 credits. The Office of Graduate Studies gives final approval to Admission to Candidacy.
Candidates must satisfy all program and Office of Graduate Studies academic, culminating and degree requirements to be eligible for graduation and degree conferral.
||Introduction to Educational Leadership*
||Leadership for Curriculum Development
|729||3||Dialogues in Social Justice|
||Organization and Administration of Educational Systems
||Technology, Culture and Learning
||Applied Research in Educational Leadership
||Seminar in Educational Leadership
*Students are recommended to take ED LRDSHP 701 early in their program to provide direction for the program.
Emphases/ Research Areas
In Introduction to Educational Leadership (701), students will identify an area of emphasis or theme, which will provide direction in planning coursework beyond the core. This may include combining a certificate program with the degree program. Available certificate programs include Leadership for Social Justice; Athletics Program Leadership; Technology Leadership in the Classroom; Leadership in Postsecondary, Technical and Adult Education; Educational Administration Principalship; and others established across campus.
Students in K-12 school settings may earn additional state of Wisconsin licensure as K-12 principal, instructional library media specialist, instructional library media supervisor, or Technology Coordinator by taking that Department of Public Instruction approved program as their area of emphasis.
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Degree
Students desiring licensure as principal, director of special education and pupil services and director of instruction in the state of Wisconsin should discuss, with the program coordinator, entry into the Cooperative Program in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis offered in cooperation with the UW-Madison.
Each student must successfully demonstrate proficiency in integrating the knowledge of the discipline. Options include:
- Thesis - 1-6 credits
- Seminar Course - 1 credit
Students in K-12 school settings already holding the master's degree may be able to obtain licensure for instructional library media specialist or instructional library media supervisor without obtaining another master's degree. Eligible students should discuss this option with the program coordinator.
Degree requirements may exceed licensure requirements.
A. Educational Administration Certificate Program for Principal Licensure
Focus on the preparation of candidates for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Code 51 Principal Licensure eligibility. It may be completed as a certificate program for those already holding a masters degree or in conjunction with the MS Educational Leadership degree.
||The Influence of Curriculum|
||Supervision of Instruction
||Dialogues in Social Justice
||Leadership in Educational Systems
||Legal Aspects in Education
||Shared Decision Making
||Technology, Culture and Learning
||Politics of Education|
- A Master's degree or equivalent (30 graduate credits in educational administration).
- Completion of an approved program leading to licensure, holding or being eligible to hold any license to teach or work as a school counselor, or school social worker at the early childhood through adolescence level.
- Evidence of three years of successful full-time classroom teaching at any of the grades at the early childhood through adolescence level or work as a school counselor, a school psychologist, or a school social worker, which includes evidence of at least 540 hours of successful classroom teaching experience.
B. Instructional Library Media Specialist (902 Initial)
This is a five-year only, non-renewable license. To continue as a library media specialist, you must complete the 902 professional license within five years of receiving the 902 initial. Must also hold a non-library/media license as a teacher in Wisconsin.
||Literature for Children
||Literature for Young Adults
||Developing Information Literacy Skills
||Classification and Cataloging
||Collection Development and Reference Services
||Administration of the School Media Center
||Practicum in Educational Leadership|
C. Instructional Library Media Specialist (902 Professional)
Must hold 902 initial/901 license for at least 3 years and master's degree or equivalent (30 credits in library/media/ technology coursework)
||Multimedia Design and Production
||Learning and Leading in Cyberspace
||Recent Trends in Literature for Children and Young Adults
||The Influence of Curriculum: Perspectives on Power and Position
||Supervision of School Media Centers and Systems
D. Instructional Library Media Supervisor (91)
Must have eligibility to hold the instructional library media specialist (902 Professional) certification, hold a master's degree and have three years of school experience.
||Organization and Administration of Educational Systems
||Leadership for Professional Development
||Understanding and Facilitating Learning in Adulthood
||Leadership, Technology and Schools
||Creative Media Experiences
||Internship in Educational Leadership II
||Internship in Educational Leadership
- VII. Course Descriptions
- ED LDRSHP 502: Literature for Children
- ED LDRSHP 503: Literature for Young Adults
- ED LDRSHP 504: Developing Information Literacy Skills
- ED LDRSHP 508: Multimedia Design and Production
- ED LDRSHP 517: Classification and Cataloging
- ED LDRSHP 525: Instructional Technology
- ED LDRSHP 529: Collection Development and Reference Services
- ED LDRSHP 534: Administration of the School Media Center
- ED LDRSHP 558: Multicultural Education Materials for Children and Adolescents
- ED LDRSHP 575: Current Issues in Technology and Media
- ED LDRSHP 607: Education and Diverse Populations
- ED LDRSHP 620: Learning and Leading in Cyberspace
- ED LDRSHP 641: Instructional Strategies
- ED LDRSHP 651: Field Tour of Libraries
- ED LDRSHP 701: Introduction to Education Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 703: Education and the Making of American Society
- ED LDRSHP 705: Recent Trends in Literature for Children and Young Adults
- ED LDRSHP 706: Multicultural Education
- ED LDRSHP 708: Social Analysis of Educational Policy
- ED LDRSHP 714: The Influence of Curriculum: Perspectives on Power and Position
- ED LDRSHP 719: Issues in Professional Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 720: Supervision of Instruction
- ED LDRSHP 723: Leadership for Professional Development
- ED LDRSHP 724: Practicum in Educational Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 725: Evaluation of Educational Programs
- ED LDRSHP 729: Dialogues in Social Justice
- ED LDRSHP 730: Leadership in Educational Systems
- ED LDRSHP 731: Educational Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 732: Multicultural Education for Leaders
- ED LDRSHP 733: Effective Communication for Leaders
- ED LDRSHP 734: Leadership, Technology and Schools
- ED LDRSHP 735: Legal Aspects in Education
- ED LDRSHP 737: The Principalship
- ED LDRSHP 739: Advanced Seminar in School Administration
- ED LDRSHP 740: Supervision of School Media Centers and Systems
- ED LDRSHP 750: Data-Driven Decision-Making in a Learning Community
- ED LDRSHP 752: Creative Media Experiences
- ED LDRSHP 754: Integrating Technology into Curriculum
- ED LDRSHP 755: Technology, Culture and Learning
- ED LDRSHP 756: Funding and Managing Educational Technology
- ED LDRSHP 758: Networking Schools
- ED LDRSHP 760: Teaching from a Distance
- ED LDRSHP 762: Nontraditional Higher and Postsecondary Education
- ED LDRSHP 763: Understanding and Faciliting Learning in Adulthood
- ED LDRSHP 764: Community Engagement for Education Institutions
- ED LDRSHP 765: Introduction to Postsecondary Education in the United States
- ED LDRSHP 766: Program Development and Evaluation in Postsecondary Education
- ED LDRSHP 770: Research Methods in Educational Administration
- ED LDRSHP 771: On Becoming a Global Citizen
- ED LDRSHP 772: Seminar For Special Topics in Global Education
- ED LDRSHP 773: Introduction to Global and Comparative Education
- ED LDRSHP 782: Administration and Supervision of Special School Programs
- ED LDRSHP 783: Politics of Education
- ED LDRSHP 784: Field Research Designs and Methodologies in Educational Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 785: Staff Personnel Systems in Education
- ED LDRSHP 786: Applied Research in Educational Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 787: The School Superintendency
- ED LDRSHP 790: Internship in Educational Leadership II
- ED LDRSHP 793: Internship in Educational Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 794: Seminar in Educational Leadership
- ED LDRSHP 795: Thesis
- ED LDRSHP 796: Independent Study
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