Application Deadlines: March 31 priority deadline for summer admission; applications received after this date are considered as space permits.
- Full-Time: Yes | Part-Time: No
The educational policy and leadership programs prepare graduate students to assume educational leadership roles in the areas of study provided by its programs and specializations. A distinctive characteristic of the programs are their commitment to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice. This is done through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education.
All applicants seeking teacher certification must have transcripts evaluated by the College of Education before formally applying to the Graduate School for admission to any teacher certification program. Only upon approval of the department should students submit application materials to the Graduate School. Students seeking an advanced degree and certification must meet the criteria for both admission to the Office of Teacher Education and the Graduate School.
All inquiries concerning certification should be directed to the College of Education Graduate Office, located at Schroeder Health and Education Complex, 146, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, or via telephone at (414) 288-4613.
For further details, visit the College of Education department webpage.
Administrative Licensure Certification Programs
This program is available for the Wisconsin Director of Instruction, Principal, and Superintendent licenses (superintendent certificate program is not currently accepting applicants). Licensed teachers who wish to acquire a principal or director of instruction license may also do so in conjunction with the master of education in educational leadership. Note the certification is not eligible for Title IV federal aid.
Teaching Certification Programs
This program is available for Wisconsin teaching licensure at the middle childhood/early adolescence level (elementary/middle, grades 1-8) or the early adolescence level (middle/secondary, grades 6-12). Students can earn either license alone or in conjunction with a master of education degree.
Learn more about the certificate program.
March 31 is the priority deadline for summer admission; applications received after this date are considered as space permits. Applications should be received no later than July 15 for consideration for admission for the fall term, if space allows.