UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Quality school administrators help shape the future of education. Become a leader by enrolling in the Principal Licensure program at UW-River Falls. Graduates earn a Master of Science in Education in School Supervision and Instructional Leader. You may also elect to earn a Director of Instruction license.
The Principal Licensure Program is delivered through an accelerated cohort learning community model. Students meet over four semesters, including two summers and one weekend per month during the school year. Cohorts meet in locations throughout Wisconsin. Contact us for more information.
Students also have the option to take an additional three-credit course that is offered during the summer term. This course, in combination with the coursework required for the Principal Licensure degree, will qualify graduates to earn the Wisconsin Director of Instruction licensure. After completion of the required coursework, a portfolio providing evidence of the skills needed to meet Wisconsin Administrator standards is presented to a review panel of faculty and an area administrator.
TED 768 Curriculum of the Secondary School, 3 credits
If students have previously completed a Wisconsin Principal Licensure certification program, they should contact the program director for details about additional coursework that may be required to receive the certification.
All documents are submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office, 103 David Rodli Hall, 410 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI 54022.
NOTE: A criminal background check is not required as part of the application, but will be required for all accepted students prior to formal admission. Accepted students will receive an email from the College of Education and Professional Studies Associate Dean about this process. Indications of any criminal history on the background check are not considered in the application review process but may require a meeting with the college Associate Dean. Additionally, the program cannot guarantee any graduate an educational license nor job opportunities. Some licensing agencies and some school districts may choose not to consider applicants with criminal histories.