Administration and Supervision, M.Ed. (State Credential Track, Wisconsin)

This program is designed to prepare fully certified and experienced teachers for educational administration and supervision.

In Wisconsin, this sequence of courses qualifies the candidate for licensure in two areas, Director of Instruction (10) and Principal (51). For more details, visit the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admission Requirements, this program requires:

  • A copy of the applicant's valid and current Wisconsin Initial Educator (20) or Professional Educator (30 or 40) license
  • At least one academic year of teaching under an Initial Educator (20) license or a Professional Educator (30 or 40) license. Candidates with an Initial Educator (20) license will be required to sign a limitation form stating that they understand that they will not be eligible for the Wisconsin Principal (51) or Director of Instruction (10) licenses until they provide evidence of possession of a Wisconsin Professional Educators License (30 or 40).
  • Official scores from the Miller Analogies Test or GRE (waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and for those with a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution)
  • Passing score on the Praxis
  • A written statement of leadership experience and aspirations: Briefly describe your most significant experience as a leader (formally or informally) and elaborate on how this experience inspired you to pursue a degree in leadership.
  • A written statement of social justice, diversity and equity: Briefly describe a social issue about which you feel deeply committed or passionate. How have you been actively involved with this issue?
  • A written statement of instruction: Briefly describe a significant instructional learning experience you have had in the past year. What data or information drove that learning experience? How did you change? What impact did that change have on you?
  • A letter of recommendation from a supervisor
  • Faculty review of all candidate credentials and written statements

Program Details:

  • Requires 34 SH for completion
  • Requires an internship

Required Courses

EDL520Leading Diverse Schools

EDL521Building School Community Partnerships

EDL522Leading Student-Centered Schools

EDL523Navigating School and Special Education Law

EDL524Negotiating and Resolving Conflicts in Education Communities

EDL525Decision-Making for Educational Systems and Organizations

EDL526Realizing Vision through Technical, Human and Financial Resources

EDL527Guaranteeing a Differentiated and Coherent Curriculum

EDL528Maintaining Accountability with Data Use and Program Evaluation

EDL529Improving Instruction through Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development

EDL570Internship Seminar I: Organizing Leadership Competency Demonstrations

EDL571Internship Seminar II: Resume Building and Professional Writing for Educational Leaders

EDL572Internship Seminar III: Demonstrating School Leadership Competence

EDL573Educational Leadership Project

EDL598Administration and Supervision Internship

Internship Requirements

The Wisconsin internship covers the requirements for both Principal (51) and Director of Instruction (10) licensure. Candidates are required to complete three hundred (300) hours of internship in the following manner: one hundred (100) hours focused on principal licensure, one hundred (100) hours focused on director of instruction licensure, and one hundred (100) hours of choice" internship that can focus either on the Principal or Director of Instruction licensure, depending on the career aspirations of the candidate. In addition, students are required to complete at least thirty (30) hours of internship of the 300 total in an educational setting that is culturally different from their own current educational context. 

All school-based supervisors for internship will meet state requirements and complete an online learning module to ensure that they meet the legal qualifications for internship supervision, understand the Wisconsin Administrator Standards, and are familiar with the two (2) evaluations that must be submitted throughout the program for the candidates' online portfolios.