Pave the way for your school, community, and career with a degree that helps you innovate and lead as you take on the role of a principal.

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Master of Arts in Education – Leadership and Innovation

Pave the path for your future in educational leadership and earn your Principal License #5051

Public and private schools face a growing need for talented leaders in various positions such as: program directors, principals, vice principals, deans of students, directors of instruction, and athletic directors.

The online Master of Art in Education – Leadership and Innovation degree at Wisconsin Lutheran College equips you with the skills and knowledge to address complex challenges facing educational systems within 21st century schools. You’ll learn how to facilitate change through critical thinking, effective communication, and problem solving. Courses are offered on an eight-week basis.

Make a positive difference in the lives of students and their communities as you learn concepts that are immediately applicable to your classroom, school, or district.

Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Help diverse students access the best possible education
  • Collaborate with both school faculty and community members
  • Understand finance and policy implications impacting educational leaders
  • Recognize, understand, embrace, and create entrepreneurial ventures for the advancement of learning

Students applying for the online Master of Art in Education – Leadership and Innovation degree must have a Tier 2 license. 

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Wisconsin. The Leadership and Innovation specialization in the Master of Arts in Education program provides the opportunity to receive an administration license (Principal license #5051) through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession.


  • EDU 601 Education as a Change Agent in a Diverse Society
  • EDU 610 Advanced Educational Psychology
  • EDU 621 Curriculum Design and Technological Integration
  • EDU 622 Best Practices in High Performance Instruction and Methodologies
  • EDU 623 Coaching, Mentorship, and Instructional Leadership
  • EDU 681 Leadership, Change, and Collaboration
  • EDU 682 Law & Ethics in Education Reform
  • EDU 684 Entrepreneurship in Education
  • EDU 689 Application of Business Principles in the Education Setting
  • EDU 691 Practicum: Administration in Diverse Educational Settings
  • EDU 692 Educational Research Design
  • EDU 693 Capstone: Integration of Theory into Practice


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