Lead in your school as an inspiring administrator

At Concordia, we understand that educational professionals cannot take a “one-size-fits-all” approach while earning a master’s degree in education. Our comprehensive program has three licensure options that can be taken either online or virtually to fit your needs and career goals. Chose to earn your Wisconsin Principal License, Director of Instruction License, or School Business Administrator at Concordia University. Learn from leaders in education that understand the skills and commitment needed to create high-performing school districts.

Cost Per Credit$669
Sample Careers
  • Educational Administrator
  • Principal
  • Guidance Counselor
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Program Overview

It takes a special kind of person to raise his or her hand and say, “I’ll step up and lead.” School administrators take on additional responsibilities, stress, and even criticism. Good leaders take a servant-like approach to leadership, guiding by example and setting a standard of excellence. If you are feeling called to this kind of leadership in your school, Concordia can help you get there.

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible through our Uncommon and Academic Community Partnership Scholarships.

Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements.  Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn their master’s degree without teacher licensing.

What to Expect

Our master's program in educational administration will teach you how to handle legal, financial, personnel, and academic matters while developing you holistically so that you can be at your personal best as a leader. Our program is designed and taught by those with real experience as school administrators so you will receive much more than a textbook education. Class sizes are small, providing individualized attention during the 8-week sessions.
This program offers different modalities to match your learning needs and demanding schedule.

Online (self-paced)
  • 100% online
  • No required class dates
  • Students work independently
Online (collaborative)
  • 100% online
  • No class dates required*
  • Students work with their group via discussion boards
    *EDG 5100 will have set class times.
  • 100% online
  • Class dates are via ZOOM
  • Students do independent and group work

As a graduate, you will emerge ready to administer positive change at your school. You will feel confident facilitating healthy discussions between teachers and administration. For Wisconsin-based students, the Graduate Educational Administration program is designed to help obtain three state certification options:
1. The Director of Instruction: Wisconsin License #5010
2. K-12 Principal: Wisconsin License #5051
3. School Business Administrator License #5008

Residents of other states should check with their DPI or DOE for transferability.

Licensure / Certifications
K-12 Principal License: WI #5051, Director of Instruction License: WI DPI #5010, School Business Administrator License: WI DPI #5008

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