Specialist Certificate in Administrative Leadership
A master's degree is the minimum prerequisite for admission to the Specialist Certificate. The Certificate can be taken with a career emphasis in the superintendency, the principalship, supervision, central office administration, or adult education administration. A cooperative relationship for the Specialist Certificate exists with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for students with a reading supervision emphasis.
Applicants must meet these departmental requirements:
- Completion of a master's degree with a graduate grade point average of 3.5 or above (4.0 scale). The master's degree may be in any field.
- Written statement of professional objectives and educational experience.
- Applicants not meeting the grade point minimum may be admitted upon submission of additional data to be specified by the Department chair.
Course of Study
Credit and course requirements depend upon the applicant's degree field. For an applicant with a master's degree in educational administration and supervision or adult education, the minimum credit requirement is 27 graduate credits, normally distributed as follows: 21-24 credits in administrative leadership, and 3-6 credits in related electives, including 3 credits in an applied research project. For an applicant with a master's degree earned in a field other than educational administration and supervision or adult education, the minimum credit requirement is 30 graduate credits. Additional coursework may be required for administrative certification.
This certificate program is subject to federal gainful employment regulations. For more information please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/EligConsInfo/gainfulemployment.cfm.