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Administrative Licenses

Director of Instruction Licensure and PK-12 Principal Licensure

These programs are designed for students seeking to earn their Director of Instruction license and/or  PK-12 Principal license. They may be completed as stand-alone certificate programs for those with a completed master’s degree or in conjunction with the MS Educational Leadership and Policy degree. Instructional methods include district-based cohorts, face-to-face, hybrid, and online asynchronous.

In addition to completing requisite coursework, the following requirements must also be met:

1. A master’s degree (or concurrently completing the M.S. in Educational Leadership with the certificate).

2.  Completion of an approved program leading to licensure, holding or being eligible to hold any license to teach or work as a school counselor, a school psychologist or a school social worker at the early childhood through adolescence level.

3. 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, school psychologist or school social worker, which includes evidence of at least 540 hours of successful classroom teaching experience.

4. Successful completion of a background check

LEARN MORE about required courses and how to get started in the program.

Visit the UW Oshkosh Office of Graduate Studies for additional information.

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Educational Leadership and Policy
Dr. Elizabeth Alderton
Graduate Program Coordinator