Be the (R)evolution: Innovating, Discovering, Leading
The Department of Administrative Leadership develops the education field’s next generation of change-makers.
As an educational leader, you’ll have the vital skills needed to nurture leadership among others in a wide range of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary programs, as well as in business and industry.
We have three areas of study: Adult Education, which focuses on post-secondary adult and continuing education leadership; Educational Administration, which focuses on elementary and secondary educational administration; and Higher Education Administration, which focuses on administration at higher education organizations.
Interested in Combining a Master’s Degree with a Certificate?
This department offers a specialization in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Leadership (ACHEL) as part of the Urban Education Doctoral Program
Why Choose Our Programs?
We share a “student first” attitude that emphasizes the interests and learning needs of our students. With a flexible approach to students’ assignments and course work, we help students connect theory to practice. We are committed to academic excellence and the development of highly competent, confident and successful professionals.
About Administrative Leadership
UWM’s Department of Administrative Leadership develops competent, inquiring educational leaders who are ready to transform students’ lives. These leaders require advanced preparation to meet the broad spectrum of learning needs in today's dynamic and complex society.
Distinct Values of Our Program
- We value and prize adults as learners and their quest for transformational learning opportunities.
- Through quality teaching and research in the field, we meet learners' needs, stimulate critical thinking and provide a foundation for lifelong learning.
- We are committed to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge and social justice.
For more information or questions about the program
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Administrative Leadership
School of Education
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
If you have questions specifically about our online programs, email one of the following:
Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Administration
Educational Administration (School Principal/Director of Instruction - Online Sequence)
Application/Course Enrollment Deadlines
Deadlines for Submission of Applications to the Program
Spring 2018 – December 11th, 2017
Summer 2018 – April 16th, 2018
Fall 2018 – July 16th, 2018
Please also review Important Dates by Term from the Registrar’s Office.
Applicants can expect to hear back with the Graduate School’s official admission decision 6-8 weeks after their application is complete. If admitted by the Graduate School, they can also expect to hear back from the department with their advisor assignment shortly thereafter. Applications submitted after these deadlines will be reviewed on a rolling basis and may not be processed in time for enrollment for the intended semester. In this case, please contact the Graduate Admissions Support Specialist, Allison Hochmuth (firstname.lastname@example.org).