About the Program

The Graduate Program in Administrator Leadership at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is designed to help potential school administrators acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for effective leadership in the 21st century.  Grounded in servant-leadership, best instructional practices, and development as a reflective practitioner, the program is focused on the belief that all students can learn at high levels.  The curriculum emphasizes:

  • Providing more responsive forms of leadership
  • Creating a collaborative culture focused on excellence to meet organizational challenges and diverse student needs
  • Constructing and applying new knowledge in the service of human beings

 

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Michael Dunlap

Dr. Michael Dunlap

Dean of the School of Education
Nancy Sim

Nancy Sim

Director of Graduate Education
Associate Professor
Facilitator - Manitowoc Cohort
nancy.sim@sl.edu
920-686-6117
Sister Marcolette Madden

Sister Marcolette Madden

Associate Professor
Facilitator – Manitowoc Cohort
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ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Education - Administrator Leadership program is designed to provide a flexible, practitioner-friendly program based on best practices and current needs of administrators in today’s schools. Programming can lead to Wisconsin licensure as a principal, director of instruction, director of special education and pupil services, and/or school business administrator. The Master of Arts in Education – Administrator Leadership Program comprises 32 graduate credits.

The Administrator Leadership 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 on the main campus of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family and other locations in Wisconsin. Current locations include:

  • Chippewa Falls
  • Manitowoc
  • Pulaski

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will understand and apply a philosophy of servant leadership

  • Students will view the role of school administrator as an instructional leader and greater than the day-to-day management of a building/district

  • Students will become lifelong learners of professional leadership, management, instruction, and learning

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree (3.0 grade point average)

  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience or documented teaching hours as stipulated by Wisconsin DPI

  • Letters of recommendation from three professional educators

  • Writing sample evidencing command of logic and language

Degree Program Courses

Degree Program Courses

The following core courses are required for Master's degree candidates:

Courses

Courses  
EDU 620 Leadership 2
EDU 611 Decision Making 2
EDU 614 Human Resources 2
EDU 620 Principalship 3
EDU 621 Coord. of Spec School Programs 2
EDU 628 School Law 2
EDU 632 School Community Relations 2
EDU 635 Curriculum and Instruction 2
EDU 638 Finance and Facilities 3
EDU 639 Research 1
EDU 653 Culminating Demonstration - AL 1

 Practicum - An initial license administrator license requires completion of a year-long practicum comprising 3 credits.  Additional administrative licenses require a 2 credit practicum.

 

Program Specific Courses

Principal (51)  
EDU 633 Learner-Centered Instructional Leadership 2
Practicum 2-3

 

Director of Instruction  
EDU 636 Admin of Curr and Instruction 2
EDU 642 Advanced Program Planning 3
Practicum 2-3

 

Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (80)  
EDU 624 Admin and Super of Special Education and Pupil Services – Theory and Practice 3
EDU 625 School Law 2
Practicum 2-3

 For students who do not have a background or experience working with students with disabilities, additional coursework in special education may be required prior to program completion.


School Business Administrator (08)  
EDU 626 Financial Management 2
EDU 627 General Financial Issues 2
EDU 630 Financing Educational Programs 2
EDU 634 Supportive Services Administration 2
Practicum 2-3

For the School Business Administrator license, a graduate course in accounting is required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

For course descriptions, please refer to the 2018-19 Academic Bulletin. 

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Licensure only Information

Specific Requirements for Licensure-only Candidates (for candidates holding a Master degree)

Licensure-only Candidates

Licensure-only candidates complete core and program specific courses depending on previous coursework, experience and the program in which they are enrolled.  After evaluation of the candidate’s transcripts and other documented learning experiences the Director of Graduate Studies works with the candidate to design an individualized program which satisfies the licensure requirements.  Previous coursework may be used to fulfill equivalent content and courses may be waived if a candidate can demonstrate satisfaction of course outcomes.  Licensure-only candidates must hold a Master’s degree. Students completing their first administrative license usually complete between 18-30 credits, depending on the nature of previous graduate coursework and experience.      

MEET THE FACULTY

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  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience or documented teaching hours as stipulated by Wisconsin DPI
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional educators
  • Writing sample evidencing command of logic and language

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  • Baccalaureate degree (3.0 grade point average)
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience or documented teaching hours as stipulated by Wisconsin DPI
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional educators
  • Writing sample evidencing command of logic and language

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

May I contact someone with questions?

For admission and financial aid questions, please contact Ryan Roberts, Office of Admission (ryan.roberts@sl.edu). For course-related questions, please contact the program director, Nancy Sim, at nancy.sim@sl.edu or 920-686-6117.

Can I have any courses waived?

If you have substantial prior experience in a course area, there is the possibility it could be waived. You will need to complete the Course Waiver form for each course you wish to petition to waive. Contact the program director, Nancy Sim, for more information at nancy.sim@sl.edu or 920-686-6117. Note that degree-seeking candidates must still complete 32 credits as a part of their program.

Is financial aid available?

Master's degree candidates in education are eligible to apply for federal financial aid in the form of student loans. Please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.

May I transfer graduate credits?

There is a possibility some of your graduate credits may transfer. The Program Director and Office of the Registrar will review your transcripts for possible graduate transfer credits.

Do you need official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended?

You need official transcripts from all accredited schools where you earned a degree. In addition, you may want to send additional official transcripts for any courses that might transfer.

How much is tuition?

Graduate tuition per credit is currently $560 per credit.

Tuition and fees are due before classes start or a payment plan may be used. Contact Student Accounts at 920-686-6146 for payment arrangements.

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