Administrator Leadership Completion Requirements

General Program Completion/Licensure Requirements for All Candidates 

  1. Mastery of competencies and completion of practicum experiences as stipulated for particular category of enrollment,
  2. Participation in monthly Topic Seminars (attendance at a minimum of seven per academic year) and interactive work online.
  3. Proficiency Demonstration: 
    1. Application in Practice: A focused Application in Practice Activity is implemented and evaluated as a part of each competency completion.
    2. Culminating Presentation: Compilation and formal presentation of an evidentiary portfolio which focuses on competency proficiency in the light of the program's conceptual framework and goals and the Wisconsin school administrator standards; that is demonstrates the candidate's overall growth and development as a visionary leader, resourceful manager, reflective educator. 

Requirements for Degree-seeking Candidates (32 credits)

  1. General program completion requirements
  2. Competency requirement: fifteen (15) competencies (Completion of each is worth 2 graduate credits.)
  3. Practicum requirement: completion of a practicum experience in the licensure area - 2 graduate credits
  4. Comprehensive examination paper

Requirements for Licensure-only Candidates (minimum of 18 credits)  

  1. General program completion requirements
  2. Competency requirement: completion of competencies chosen to complement previous graduate work and stipulated for candidate�s individualized program (minimum of eight (8) competencies - five (5) core plus the three (3) licensure competencies),
  3. Practicum requirement: completion of a practicum experience in the licensure area
  4. Completion of a "prior learning" portfolio section which includes evidentiary documentation of proficiency in the prior work that is accepted for the program.

Requirements for Add-on License Candidates (minimum of 12 credits)* 

  1. General program completion requirements
  2. Competency requirement: completion of a minimum of five competencies which include the three licensure competencies, a general leadership competency designed to assure an understanding of the philosophy of the program plus current issues and trends in education, and School Law.
  3. Practicum requirement: completion of one practicum experience which must be in the licensure area.
  4. Completion of a "prior learning" portfolio section which includes evidentiary documentation of proficiency in the prior work that is accepted for the program.
  5. Consideration for candidates who completed the SLC licensure program: Candidates who completed the SLC program under PI34 and who apply for and begin an add-on license program within one year of completion (two term absence) are required to complete only the licensure competencies for the added license.

* This model of add-on license is available only to candidates whose initial administrator license was granted under PI34. Other add-on candidates will be under the requirements for Licensure-only candidates.)