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WI Principal 51

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Wisconsin Principal License #51

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century. 


Viterbo University's Administrative Program is aligned with the ISLLC Standards, which in Wisconsin are known as the Wisconsin Administrative Standards, (WAS). The program also aligns itself with the WI Content Guidelines (WCG).

The Viterbo Principal Licensure program can be taken as the elective part of your Master's Degree. This then is a twelve course, thirty-six credit program (all program courses are three credit courses).  There are eight courses that make up the licensure part of the program and the master's degree part which consists of these courses, EDUC 601 Research I, EDUC 602 Research II, EDUC 604 Proseminar and EDUC 608 Art of Leadership.

If you already have a Master's Degree then to obtain your principal license (DPI #51) requires the completion of eight courses, twenty-four credits.

Courses are offered during the school year and during the summer. A summer course meets typically  Monday - Friday, 8a.m.-5 p.m.. Courses offered during the school year are offered using a blended approach, partially face to face  (3 - Saturdays from 8a.m. - 5 p.m.) and partially online. The online portion is asynchronous, in others words at least two weeks prior to the face to face Saturday meeting you will receive instructions as to what is to be completed before the face to face meeting.

In order to be accepted into the program, complete the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Provide the University with your Original Transcript
  • Two letters of Recommendation
  • A copy of your license
  • In addition there is a writing assignment if you do not have a master's degree at the time of your application to this program.

Viterbo presently has six cohort sites for its Educational Leadership program in:

  • La Crosse
  • Eau Claire
  • Green Bay
  • Middleton
  • Waterford - 2012-14
  • Tomahawk - 2013 15

Current graduate tuition:
$320/credit from September 1, 2013-August 31, 2014.

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