Transforming education through exceptional leadership.
As a dedicated teacher and educational leader, you know the impact you can have on your students. Because you’ve already seen it happen. Leading to a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) degree, Marian's educational leadership program will position you to advance your career and inspire even more students and communities, in countless ways.
At Marian, we aim to develop leaders who make a positive impact in the field of education. Our educational leadership program is designed to motivate and meet the needs of individuals who want to develop or continue professional competence in leadership roles in PK–12 schools. The program is filled with rigor and taught by highly educated faculty members, providing you opportunities for enrichment and growth in a collegial environment. As a student in the program, you’ll develop critical thinking skills and an attitude of self-reflection. You’ll also define the valuing process, its foundations and its applications in today’s dynamic educational systems. The curriculum is specifically oriented to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Teacher Education Program Approval and Licenses: Chapter PI 34, and leads to licensure as a school principal (Wisconsin code 51), director of instruction (Wisconsin code 10), school business administrator (Wisconsin code 8) or director of special education and pupil services (Wisconsin code 80).
If you have already earned a master’s degree, we offer programs leading to initial licensure as a principal, director of special education and pupil services, director of instruction and school business administrator. For students holding a Wisconsin principal license, we offer the option to earn licensure as a superintendent.
The educational leadership program has been designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. We offer flexible scheduling options because we understand the importance of not sacrificing your current position and responsibilities. Our learning centers are conveniently located in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Wausau and West Allis. Classes run every 14 weeks in the fall, spring and summer and meet in the evenings and on select weekends.
The Marian Reputation
When it comes to developing talented teachers and educational leaders throughout Wisconsin, Marian is among the best. Schools and school districts across the state look to Marian because they know what they’ll get in our graduates—teachers and leaders who are passionate about education and inspiring students to achieve their very best. As a student pursuing your master’s degree, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading education experts. And you'll be prepared to continue your lifelong journey of learning and spark the passion for excellence in your educational team.