Master’s Program Overview
Earn your Master’s degree and principal’s license while gaining valuable leadership experience! This unique partnership between CfUT and WLC allows educators to earn their master’s degree in a blended format. Graduates of the program may earn Wisconsin licensure as a Principal (51) or Program Coordinator (64), and are successfully prepared to make a positive impact as an educational leader!
TEAM & FAMILY
We build a strong sense of team and family through a cohort model and face-to-face courses. Face-to-face courses include eight weekly sessions on Tuesdays from 5-9pm and are facilitated by a CfUT team member, alumni, or partner and include guest speakers from the field.
We offer flexibility through online courses. Courses alternate between face-to-face and online.
Where participants put theory to practice by assuming the role of principal during a six-week summer school program. We incorporate authentic opportunities for leadership through a practicum experience where participants put theory to practice by assuming the role of principal during a six-week summer school program.
Typical Candidate Profile
CfUT Selection Process
The initial application/screening process is conducted through CfUT to find individuals that would be a good fit and strong additions to the program and the summer school leadership staff.
Candidates must be nominated by a CfUT school leader, teacher, coach, or partner.
Candidates are interviewed by a CfUT team member using questions designed to assess their alignment with the selection criteria.
Candidates are observed in their current role for evidence of the selection criteria by a CfUT team member.
Master’s Program Costs
CfUT is pleased to offer this program tuition free to qualifying candidates. The value of this program is estimated at approximately $68,000. Participants must cover the cost of books and other licensure materials. Note: If a participant drops out of the program before completion, tuition must be paid back in full to CfUT.
Tentative Progression of Courses
The following chart shows the current progression plan for a learner in the Leadership and Innovation Master’s Degree Program with Principal Licensure:
Summer Yr 1:
- Prerequisite #1 (March – July) Part 1 – Summer School Training and Leadership with CfUT
- Prerequisite #2 (August) Residency I Orientation to Program
Fall Yr 1:
- Session #1 (August – October) EDU 601* Education as a Change Agent in a Diverse Society
- Session #2 (October – December) EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
Spring Yr 1
- Session #1 (January – March) EDU 622* Best Practices in High Performance Instructional Methodologies
- Session #2 (March – May) EDU 689 Law and Ethics in Education Reform
Summer Yr 2
- Session #1 of 2 (March – July) EDU 691* Practicum: Administration in a Reform Setting (Part 2 – Summer School with CfUT)
- Residency 2 (August) Summer School Debrief/ Topic Selection for Capstone
Fall Yr 2
- Session #1 (August – October) EDU 681* Leadership, Change, and Collaboration
- Session #2 (October – December) EDU 682 Law and Ethics in Education Reform
Spring Yr 2
- Session #1 (January – March) EDU 623* Coaching, Mentorship, and Instructional Leadership
- Session #2 (March – May) EDU 610 Advanced Educational Psychology
Summer Yr 3
- Session #2 of 2 (March – July) EDU 691* Practicum: Administration in a Reform Setting (Part 3 – Summer School with CfUT)
- Residency 3 (August) Summer School Debrief/Update on Capstone Project
Fall Yr 3
- Session #1 (August – October) EDU 684* Entrepreneurship in Education
- Session #2(October – December) EDU 692 Education Research Design
Spring Yr 3
- Session 1&2 (January – May) EDU 693 Capstone Project
- Graduation (May)
*Face to Face Courses
“The CfUT Leadership Development Program gave me real life experience and set me up for success with training and followed through with support.“