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The educational policy and leadership programs prepare graduate students for exceptional educational leadership roles in the areas of study through distinct specializations. Through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education, we are committed to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice.
These specialization programs prepare teachers to uphold the Jesuit tradition of care for the person, social justice and academic, excellence, ethical behavior and service to the urban community.
Full and Part-time Options
*Credit hours are based on Student Affairs in Higher Education program. See Graduate School bulletin for credit hours and program courses for all specializations.
The licensure to master program is aligned with the knowledge, skills and dispositions related to effective teaching and articulated in the Wisconsin State Teaching Standards for Licensure and Professional Development.
Pursue the critical study of organizational leadership in K-12 schools and to assume leadership roles in those settings. The program prepares students for either the Wisconsin Director of Instruction license or the Wisconsin Principal license. Applicants are eligible for the Trinity Fellows program.
Designed for students with a bachelor's degree who wish to earn an initial Wisconsin elementary/middle (middle childhood/early adolescents - grades 1-8) teaching license.
Designed for students with a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, economics, English, a foreign language, history, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology or sociology who wish to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (early adolescence/adolescence - grades 6-12) teaching license.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
A 14-month accelerated program in STEM teaching designed for students with a bachelor's degree in STEM seeking to earn an initial Wisconsin middle/secondary (early adolescence/adolescence – grades 6-12) teaching license. The master of education in STEM program is funded by the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. Scholarship and stipend support is available.
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Prepares students for careers in settings including academic advising, career development centers, student unions, international student services, multicultural affairs, orientation programs, residential living programs, admissions and student organizations. The program includes course work in leadership, counseling, educational psychology and higher education.
Learn more about the master of education program.
Application submissions are required at different times for each M.Ed. with specialization. See below for delivery dates for admission consideration, if space allows.
1Upon admission, final official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities, with certified English translations if original language is not English, must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on the student’s record.
Merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) is available. If you are applying to the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, you can view a list of available graduate assistantships here. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.
Master's students who are primary and secondary school teachers in southeastern Wisconsin are eligible for two scholarship opportunities: the Milwaukee Area Teachers Scholarship, which provides scholarships for K–12 teachers from the greater Milwaukee area; and the Catholic Schools Scholarship, which covers part of the tuition for students employed by Archdiocese of Milwaukee schools. These scholarships are available only to students enrolled at Marquette.
Students interested in the Educational Policy and Leadership Master's programs may want to consider applying for the Trinity Fellows Program as well. Trinity Fellows is a graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Trinity Fellows participate in a 21-month study/ work program while earning a master's degree. Those who have completed a full-time service program (minimum 10 months), and/or have worked for 2+ years in the nonprofit sector are eligible to apply. Details and instructions to apply are found on the Trinity Fellows website.
Prospective students may also be interested in our other programs in educational policy and leadership: