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Educational Administration

The Educational Administration program's emphasis is inter-disciplinary in its core course requirement while specifically oriented to the school district administrator license (03) requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Chapter PI 34. The program focuses on leadership and demands high levels of scholarship. This program aims to graduate educational professionals and district administrators who will provide leadership based on strong values and a thorough grasp of educational, fiscal and legal principles.

Ph.D. Program Mission
The mission of the Ph.D. program is to prepare candidates for leadership positions in public and private settings by providing opportunities to study and apply theories, standards and practices in leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain substantive knowledge of the field
  2. Think theoretically and critically
  3. Frame fruitful ideas and dialogue on course materials
  4. See research as socially situated
  5. Design research: join research problems to appropriate methods of inquiry
  6. Collect and analyze data
  7. Communicate with various audiences about research

Leadership core
9 credits:
EDL 811 Art and Practice of Leading, 3 cr.
EDL 812 Leadership and Ethics, 3 cr.
EDL 813 Leadership Foundations, 3 cr.

Research methods
12 credits:
EDL 810 The Research Endeavor, 3 cr.
EDL 900 Foundations of Research, 3 cr.
EDL 901 Qualitative Research, 3 cr.
EDL 902 Quantitative Research, 3 cr.

15 credits minimum:
EDL 903 Dissertation Research Seminar, 3-6 cr.
EDL 920 Dissertation, 12 cr.

Educational administration courses
24 credits:
EDL 850 The Superintendency, 3 cr.
EDL 851 Personnel Administration, 3 cr.
EDL 852 Technology and Leadership, 3 cr.
EDL 853 Organizational Culture, 3 cr.
EDL 854 Superintendent Internship, 1-3 cr.
EDL 855 Seminar in Law and Education, 3 cr.
EDL 856 Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation, 3 cr.
EDL 857 Curriculum and Leadership, 3 cr.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.


Did You Know?

Adult accelerated undergraduate programs were started in 1986, one of the first in the state. The first graduates were in May of 1987 (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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