Director of Instruction overview

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Director of Instruction

If you are a principal or teacher in the state of Wisconsin interested in achieving your full leadership capacity while also obtaining Principal & Director of Instruction Licensure, then these are the programs for you! When you step into this influential role, your decisions directly impact how hundreds of students are learning, so you need to be fully prepared.

In our model of learning in community, we foster collaboration and build comradery by having you come together with other learners to share common values, beliefs, and emotions about education. This model helps you create a more effective learning process by building from shared experiences. 

We emphasize building authentic relationships in your cohort, classroom, school, and community. With a constructivist and experiential learning approach, you’ll actively shape your own learning experience. We understand the best practices for being a culturally-responsive and advanced-pedagogical leader and equip you with the needed skills to be a highly effective professional.

Update: The 2020 Fall for Education Conference has been cancelled.
The Fall for Education Conference is the first full weekend in November annually.  The conference is part of learning outcomes for each IPSE program including Educational Leadership, Director of Instruction, MSED Learning Communities, and Reading.  A Special Course Fee of $60.00 is incorporated into fall tuition for the conference to help compensate for meals and breaks. Attendance at the conference is a program requirement.

Non-Wisconsin Teaching Licensure/Certification
UW-La Crosse programs offering a licensure or certification in Wisconsin will need to be reviewed by the State Board of Education of any other state in which the student plans on teaching.  The individual state education boards determine what courses transfer in to meet license or certification requirements of each state.

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Director of Instruction (5010) - Add-On License
Already have your Educational Leadership licensure (5051), Reading Specialist (5017), or any other Administrative license and want to gain a Director of Instruction (5010)?  This is your program.

MSED - Educational Leadership (5051) & Director of Instruction (5010) Certification
With this program, gain your MSED, Educational Leadership licensure (5051), and also with two additional courses a Director of Instruction licensure (5010).