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.

Our Programs

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

Department Mission

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.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the program

(414) 229-4721

Mailing Address

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Administrative Leadership
School of Education
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201


Enderis Hall, Room 615
2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 7:45 am - noon

Online Programs

If you have questions specifically about our online programs, email one of the following:

Adult & Continuing Education

Educational Administration (School Principal/Director of Instruction - Online Sequence)

Higher Education Administration

Application/Course Enrollment Deadlines

Deadlines for Submission of Applications to the Program

Summer 2016 – April 15th, 2016
Fall 2016 – July 15th, 2016
Spring 2017 – December 9th, 2016

Deadlines for Course Enrollment

Summer 2016 – May 6th, 2016
Fall 2016 – August 12th, 2016
Spring 2017 – January 9th, 2017

Other Resources

2016-17 Graduate Project Assistantships