Serving busy, working adults, Silver Lake College offers programs at our home campus in Manitowoc, as well as in various locations throughout the state of Wisconsin. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are available in an accelerated format specifically designed for the adult learner; many of the programs offer the convenience of online courses.

Faculty for these programs have outstanding academic credentials, as well as a wealth of professional experience related to their fields, allowing them to bridge the gap between theory and practice.




Master of Arts in Education

Program focuses on Teacher Leadership or Administrator Leadership, offered at various locations throughout the state; both programs include some online work. See the specific program for details. Accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development

The program includes a standard track in Leadership and Organizational Development with the option of an emphasis in Health Care Management.  New for fall of 2017, change in the title of the program to "Leadership and Organizational Development" and content modification to align with industry standards.

Master of Music in Music Education (Kodály emphasis)

Silver Lake College offers a compact, two-week Kodály Summer Graduate Music Program.

Music educators can earn a Master of Music in Music Education with a Kodály emphasis in just four summers. While earning a master’s degree, they also earn an Organization of American Kodály Educators-endorsed Kodály certification.

Graduate students also have the option of earning a Kodály certification in three summers.

Experienced Faculty

Silver Lake College Graduate Faculty have professional experience related to their teaching assignments, allowing them to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In addition, the faculty is charged with providing person-to-person encouragement and counseling for the students, as well as carefully structuring the classroom environment to allow for student growth and the adoption of new roles.

Our graduate programs have been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. All graduate level work is designed to combine theoretical knowledge, practical skills and internalized dispositions upon which graduates of the programs can build higher levels of expertise and leadership in their field.