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Graduate Programs

School Supervision and Instructional Leadership

Master of Science in Education - School Supervision and Instructional Leadership

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Quality school administrators and teacher leaders help shape the future of education.  Become a leader by enrolling in the School Supervision and Instructional Leadership Master of Science Program at UWRF.  Choose the track the best meets your personal and professional goals.

  • Principal License and Director of Instruction License
  • Teacher Leadership Track

Who Should Enroll

  • Educators and current administrators who want to be licensed as principals or curriculum directors in Wisconsin. 
  • Educators interested in becoming leaders in their classroom

Key Features

  • Connected and Practical – Integrated content and coursework that is practical and continues throughout the one-year program
  • Relevant content – Experiences and internships in class will be based on best practices and relevant to your current situation
  • Embracing growth – choose the path that meets your goals and decide how you will apply and explore the content
  • Effective relationships – the trust you build upfront with relationships will allow you to move through the program feeling supported and confident


This 33-credit program is delivered through an accelerated cohort learning community model. Students meet face to face over four semesters, including two weeks in two summers and one weekend per month during the school year.  Cohorts meet in locations throughout Wisconsin. Program may adapt to online learning if needed.

Admissions Process

  • A completed, online graduate application and payment of the processing fee.
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a four-point scale) or an average of at least 2.90 based on the last 64 semester credits (90 quarter credits) of the undergraduate program;
  • At least three years of experience in an educational setting (required for WI administrative license)
  • A one-page personal letter of intent indicating the reasons for your interest in this program
  • Resumé

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. 

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Pamela Bowen
Program Manager

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