School Administration Through Innovative Leadership (SAIL)Online M.S. Education Administration Thematic Cohort
Make a Real Difference: Become a Learning Leader of Innovation!
The Master of Science in Education – Educational Innovation Thematic Cohort, named the School Administration Through Innovative Leadership (SAIL) program, is an innovative blended learning cohort that is designed to equip educational leaders who have a passion for developing and/or leading innovative P-12 learning organizations (public charter, private, nontraditional, etc.). In addition to rich exploration, engagement, and hands-on experiences in the areas of innovative schools and learning, participants in the SAIL program cohort will earn a M.S. Education – Educational Administration and be eligible for the WI #51 Principal license in the state of Wisconsin. As a result, the program provides both the practical credentials required for many administrative roles/functions, with the unique opportunity to network and learn along with other passionate educators looking to innovate in school leadership.
Program Features & Benefits
- A blended learning experience, where participants attend face to face residency sessions while also participating in a vibrant online learning community.
- Research and practicum work integrated throughout the 2 year program
- Professors/facilitators in these courses have direct experience leading and/or researching leadership in innovative learning organizations.
- Participation in one or more educational conferences that focus upon innovative learning organizations.
- Group and individual visitations of a variety of innovative schools will be an integrated part of the learning experience.
- A capstone research presentation for an international audience at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Mary Ann Kahl, Ed.D.
CUW SAIL Co-Facilitator
Dr. Kahl’s professional work includes that of elementary teacher, principal, superintendent, and university department chair. She has earned a M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She has written and presented internationally on organizational systems, technology integration, project based learning, and diversity. Her unique training includes coursework Authentic Leadership in Action and HumaNext.
Valerie Schmitz, Ed.D., Ph.D.
CUW SAIL Co-Facilitator
Dr. Schmitz’ professional work includes that of middle school teacher, technology director, instructional designer, principal, elearning director, and university instructor. She has written and presented internationally on Social Networking, organizational systems, technology integration, project based learning, and global education. Dr. Schmitz is also an alumni of Authentic Leadership in Action and HumaNext.
School Administration Through Innovative Leadership
|Spring 2014 Term|
|Orientation||Residency Requirement||Residency Required at the Mequon, WI Campus. February 28-March 2, 2014||0|
|EDG 833||Leadership for Change||3|
|EDG 815||Educational Research||Educational Research examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project.||3|
|EDG 921||Portfolio I for Education Administration||Portfolio I is the first step in the required assessment process for the Masters in Education degree. Students complete the initial setup of their portfolio and develop rationales for each standard in their program.||0|
|Conference||State Innovation Conference||The State Innovation Conference occurs at the end of March 2014||0|
|Fall 2014 Term|
|EDG 972||Practicum Experience I||1|
|Meeting||Residency Requirement||Residency Required at the Mequon, WI Campus. July 18-20th, 2014||0|
|EDG 807||Curriculum Development||3|
|EDG 845||The Principalship||3|
|EDG 831||Principles of Educational Administration||Principles of Educational Administration is a foundations course in educational administration and organization. Major topics include principles, concepts and issues in administration, organizing for education and administering the school program. Case studies will be emphasized.||3|
|EDG 922||Portfolio II||0|
|EDG 975||Graduate Capstone Project I||1|
|Spring 2015 Term|
|EDG 973||Practicum Experience II||1|
|Conference||WISN Conference & Residency||The WISN Conference & Residency occurs March 6-8 2015.||0|
|EDG 835||Legal Issues in American Education||Legal Issues in American Education addresses the authority and liability of school personnel operating in both private and public educational institutions. Court decisions affecting curriculum, instruction, administration, and student and teacher rights are emphasized. The law as it relates to education is presented within the context of the Christian moral and ethical behavior of students, teachers, and administrators.||3|
|EDG 836||Educational Governance & Administration||This course studies the organizational structure and administrative relationships in school systems. The course presents an overview of the school system, emphasizing the legal, political and social forces affecting local school systems.||3|
|EDG 976||Graduate Capstone Project II||1|
|EDG 841||School Business Administration||This course provides a theoretical and practical background in school business administration for teachers, principals, and others pursuing careers in both the public and private schools in Wisconsin. The course develops a rationale for the function of school business administration and describes the concepts and practices that implement that function.||3|
|Conference||Costa Rica Conference||Present final research in Costa Rica at the Educating for 21st Century conference June 20-23rd of 2015.||0|
|Fall 2015 Term|
|EDG 974||Practicum Experience III||1|
|Meeting||Residency Requirement||Residency Required at the Mequon, WI Campus. July 17-19th, 2015.||0|
|EDG 837||Supervision of Instruction||3|
|EDG 923||Portfolio III||0|
|EDG 977||Graduate Capstone Project III||1|