Certificate programs

Certificate Programs are offered by the the Institute for Professional Studies in Education(IPSE) and by the Department of Education Studies (DES) at UW-La Crosse. 


Educational Leadership Certificate - Principal (5051) Program
The 28-credit Educational Leadership Certificate is offered in blended or online formats.  The Principal licensure-only program (5051) consists of nine courses based on the Wisconsin Administrative Standards.
 
EDU 765 - Introduction to Educational Leadership (3 CR)
EDU 766 - Principalship (3 CR)
EDU 767 - Data-based Decision Making for Instruction (3 CR)
EDU 768 - Supervision and Instruction (3 CR) 
EDU 769 - Leadership and Cultural Competence (3 CR)
EDU 770 - School Law (3 CR)
EDU 771 - School Finance & Resource Allocation (3 CR)
EDU 772 - Inclusive Pedagogical Practices (3 CR)
EDU 773 - Practicum in Principalship & Seminar (3 CR)


Professional Learning Community Certificate Program
The 12-credit Professional Learning Community Certificate Program is offered in a face-to-face, blended, or online format.  The Professional Learning Community (PLC) Certificate Program will consist of four 3-credit courses with content based on the best practice research by DuFour, DuFour, and Ecker (2004).
 
EDU 735 - Foundations of Professional Learning Communities (3)
EDU 736 - Assessments,Grading, and Professional Learning Communities (3)
EDU 737 - Teacher Leadership - Professional Learning Communities (3)
EDU 738 - Professional Learning Communities in the Content Areas (3)


English Language Arts Elementary Certificate Program
The 12-credit English Language Arts Elementary Certificate Program is offered in a face-to-face, blended, or online format.  The English Arts Elementary Certificate Program will consist of six 2-credit courses with content developed based on the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and the National Council of Teaching of English Standards.
 
EDU 715 - Common Core Assessment in Elementary Language Arts (2 CR)
EDU 716 - Effective Communication through Language (2 CR)
EDU 717 - Foundations of Literacy for Educational Professionals (2 CR)
EDU 718 - Writing and Language Exploration (2 CR)
EDU 719 - Research-Based Best Practices in Reading (2 CR)
EDU 720 - Digital Literacy and the Common Core (2 CR) 


Please contact the Professional Studies in Education Department for more information.