Principal (WI 5051)
Our Principal Licensure 5051 program prepares educators to become school leaders at the Dean, assistant, or Principal level.
- 21-credits of Educational Leadership core coursework (7 courses)
- 3-credits of required Principal coursework (1 course)
- Blended (online and three Saturdays per class)
- Locations: Eau Claire, La Crosse, Middleton, Tomahawk, and Green Bay
Enrollment in the Principal licensure only program requires an educational master's degree, otherwise it can be combined with the MA in Education as the area of emphasis for a total of 36 credit hours. To add Director of Instruction (WI 10), students will taken an additional 6 credit hours.
Admission Requirements for all Graduate Programs in Education (degree, license, endorsement, or certificate) include the following, but may include additional program-specific admission requirements:
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution in order to be admitted in good standing
- Earned teaching or administrative license
- One academic recommendation from an administrator required for Wisconsin and Iowa Educational Leadership programs
All requirements for any graduate program in education must be completed within seven years from the date of application to the graduate program. Coursework must have been taken within the last seven years from the date of application to be applied to program requirements, with the exception of Iowa Educational Leadership programs which is limited to five years.
A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to complete any graduate program in education and a grade of C or higher earned in all Viterbo University coursework.
Students who have completed any Viterbo University graduate program within the last seven years may use up to 15 credits of eligible graduate level courses to satisfy the elective requirements for degree candidacy in the Master of Arts in Education Program
Students who have completed the Viterbo University Post-baccalaureate program within the last seven years may use up to fifteen credits of eligible graduate level courses toward the elective requirement for degree candidacy in the Master of Arts in Education Program
Master of Arts in Education and Educational Leadership
Upon acceptance, student may transfer up to six credit hours of graduate credit taken within seven years of application date to be applied to the MAE degree program. Up to six credit hours taken within seven years of application may be considered for the Wisconsin Educational Leadership program for equivalent graduate courses. Up to six semester credit hours taken within five years of application may be considered for the Iowa Educational Leadership program for equivalent graduate courses.
- Standard 1: Mission, Vision and Core Values
- Standard 2: Ethics and Professional Norms
- Standard 3: Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
- Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- Standard 5: Community of Care and Support for Students
- Standard 6: Professional Capacity of School Personnel
- Standard 7: Professional Community for Teachers and Staff
- Standard 8: Meaningful Engagement of Families - Community
- Standard 9: Operation and Management
- Standard 10: School Improvement