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Leadership Studies (MAE)

The Master of Arts in Education program in Educational Leadership is a 32-credit program designed to meet the needs of educators who want to continue their professional competence in leadership roles under the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Teacher Education Program Approval and Licenses: Chapter PI 34. Educational Leadership studies lead to licensure as a school principal(Wisconsin code 51), director of instruction (Wisconsin code 10), school business manager (Wisconsin code 8), or director of special education and pupil services (Wisconsin code 80).

Students with a master's degree who do not wish to complete an additional master's degree may seek licensure only.

To apply for this or any of the Marian University School of Education programs, complete the online application. For more information, contact the Office of Admission at admission@marianuniversity.edu or by phone at 1-800-2-MARIAN ext. 7650 or (920) 923-7650.

Educational Leadership

Program of Study- Master of Arts in Education (MAE)

Required Courses (32 credits)

Leads to MAE degree and to one of the following Wisconsin licenses:Principal, Director of Instruction, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

EDL705 Educational Leadership 3 credits

EDL715 Educational Administration 3 credits

EDL725 Curriculum and Instruction 3 credits

EDL735 Research Application to Practice 3 credits

EDL745 Student Support Services for Diverse Student Populations 3 credits

EDL755 Leadership in Supervision and Personnel Development 3 credits

EDL765 Communication, School-Community Relations and

Strategic Planning 3 credits

EDL775 School Finance 3 credits

EDL785 Law and Politics in Education 3 credits

EDL790 Values Development for Educational Leaders 1 credit

EDL Elective 2 credits

EDL796, 797, or 798 (practicum related to licensure sought) 2 credits

Or

Leads to MAE degree and to Wisconsin School Business Administrator license

EDL705 Educational Leadership 3 credits

EDL735 Research Application to Practice 3 credits

EDL745 Special School Programs, Support Services and Assessment of

Diverse Student Populations 3 credits

EDL762 Advanced School Business Administration 3 credits

EDL764 Adv. Accounting & Computer Application in Ed. Administration 3 credits

EDL765 Communication, School-Community Relations and

Strategic Planning 3 credits

EDL766 Human Resource & Risk Management Administration 3 credits

EDL768 Auxiliary Services Management 3 credits

EDL775 School Finance 3 credits

EDL785 Law and Politics in Education 3 credits

EDL790 Values Development for Educational Leaders 1 credit

EDL794 School Business Administrator Practicum 2 credits

Degree Requirements

The Master of Art in Education (MAE) degree in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of 32 semester credits (23 or more credits in Educational Leadership from Marian University). The student may earn licensure in PK-12 administration after completing the degree program.

Degree candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Completion of the required course work or its equivalent with at least a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale. Grades below "C" (2.00) are not counted toward meeting degree requirements;
  2. Successful completion of the online professional portfolio
  3. Successful completion of the master's comprehensive exam;
  4. Submission of application for degree completion;
  5. Eligibility to hold a Wisconsin license to teach; and
  6. Submission of evidence of three years of successful classroom teaching.

Candidates for the degree and/or license may need to meet additional state and university requirements, as determined at the time of admission.

ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSURE ONLY (LO)

Individuals who already have a master's degree and do not wish to receive another may seek initial licensure as a principal, director of instruction, director of special education/pupil services, or school business administrator.

Refer to the course requirements in the MAE in Educational Leadership degree program for specific coursework required for the following administrative licenses: principal, director of instruction, director of special education & pupil services, and school business administrator.

Individuals who already hold a Wisconsin principal license may seek licensure as a superintendent. Refer to the coursework required in the Ph.D. in Educational Administration program for the specific coursework required for the superintendent's license.

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Fun Fact

Marian’s Sadoff Gymnasium is home to the Sabre Athletics, as well as includes newly renovated athletic training room with new training and weight equipment and a golf simulator (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

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

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