WELS school leaders are more than administrators; they are educators and educational visionaries. They foster Christ-centered cultures, create sustainable budgets, market their schools, lead school boards, develop curricula, supervise teachers, assess student learning, and teach.

By God’s grace, MLC’s Master of Science in Educational Administration will help educators take their leadership to the next level and enable their schools to effectively serve more students.

Dr. John Meyer
Director, Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
Martin Luther College

A Master’s Degree for Lutheran School Leaders

The Master of Science in Educational Administration program is designed for Lutheran school leaders.

The early childhood and principal tracks meet both the National Policy Board for Educational Administration’s Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (formerly known as the ISLLC Standards) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Early Childhood Director and Principal Standards.

The technology director track meets the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educational Leaders and is customized by a cross-section of technology directors for the specific responsibilities faced in Lutheran schools. Candidates who successfully complete this program of study will be fully prepared for Lutheran school administration or technology leadership in early childhood centers, elementary, or high school level.

Candidates select one of the following three tracks:

Early Childhood Director: the skills and understandings needed to lead an early childhood program.

Principal: the skills and understandings needed to lead an elementary or high school.

Technology Director: the skills and understandings needed to plan and implement educational technology at any school.

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