Marquette University

Graduate School

Educational Policy and Leadership


PO Box 1881

Olin Engineering Center, 501

Milwaukee, WI 53201

United States


(414) 288-7137


(414) 288-1901

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Director of Instruction, Elementary Education, Principle, Secondary Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The educational policy and leadership programs prepare graduate students to assume educational leadership roles in the areas of study provided by its programs and specializations. A distinctive characteristic of the programs are their commitment to the development of professionals as agents of critical inquiry and social justice. This is done through a systematic focus on the social, cultural, philosophical and historical contexts of education. The educational policy and leadership programs seek to apply the university goals of Christian commitment and scholarship to settings related to educational practice and policy, especially in public and private schools and institutions of higher education.

Administrative licensure certification programs are available for the Wisconsin Director of Instruction, Principal, and Superintendent licenses. Licensed teachers who wish to acquire a principal or director of instruction license may also do so in conjunction with the master of education in educational administration. Note the superintendent certification is not eligible for Title IV federal aid.

Teaching certification programs are available for Wisconsin teaching licensure at the middle childhood/early adolescence level (elementary/middle, grades 1-8) or the early adolescence level (middle/secondary, grades 6-12). Students can earn either license alone or in conjunction with a master of education degree.

All applicants seeking teacher certification must have transcripts evaluated by the College of Education before formally applying to the Graduate School for admission to any teacher certification program. Only upon approval of the department should students submit application materials to the Graduate School. Students seeking an advanced degree and certification must meet the criteria for both admission to the Office of Teacher Education and the Graduate School.

All inquiries concerning certification should be directed to the College of Education Graduate Office, located at Schroeder Health and Education Complex, 146, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, or via telephone at (414) 288-4613.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

(For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 805 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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