Educational Leadership overview

Due to COVID-19, our physical office is closed. However, all classes will be held online and instructors and staff are working remotely. We recommend email or Canvas to reach instructors and email or phone for departmental business.

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If you are a principal, school counselor, psychologist, or social worker interested in achieving your full leadership capacity, then our Educational Leadership programs are for you! Because our society needs the best people possible in these impactful positions, we create programs that allow you to grow into your best possible self. 

We foster collaboration and build comradery by using a model of learning in community, where you will 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.

Need help finding the program that fits? Click on a program below for more info.

Educational Leadership (5051-Principal) Certification
Already have your masters, but want to gain your Educational Leadership certificate?  This is the program for you!

MSED - Educational Leadership (5051-Principal) Certification
With this program, gain your Master's and Educational Leadership licensure (5051).