Administrative Leadership

The Department of Administrative Leadership develops individuals for positions of leadership in educational arenas. As an educational leader, you will have the skills 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, the Educational Administration area, which focuses on elementary and secondary educational administration, and the Higher Education Administration program, which focuses on administration at higher education organizations.

Graduate Degree, Graduate Non Degree, Undergraduate Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, and Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Adult & Continuing Education Leadership
Master's, Online Master's, Ph.D.

Educational Administration & Supervision
Master's, Post Master's Specialist Certificate, Ph.D.

Higher Education Administration
Master's, Online Master's

Ph.D. Program

B.S. Educational Studies

Health Professional Certificate (Graduate)

Graduate Certificate in Support Services for Online Students in Higher Education

Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

About Administrative Leadership

Department Mission

The Department of Administrative Leadership contributes to the development of competent, inquiring educational leaders, particularly for service in urban metropolitan areas. These leaders require advanced preparation to meet the broad spectrum of learning needs that exist 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
• We strive to provide quality teaching and to produce research that meets learners' needs, that stimulates critical thinking and provides a foundation for lifelong learning
• We are committed to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge

What Makes Our Program Unique?

We share a "student first" attitude that places emphasis on 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.

Contact Us

Phone: 414-229-4740
Fax: 414-229-5300
General E-Mail:

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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - Noon

Online Programs

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

Adult & Continuing Education (Human Resource and Workforce Development)

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

Higher Education Administration

Administrative Leadership Information Request Form

To receive more information about the Administrative Leadership programs, please access the Information Request Form.

2014-2015 Graduate Project Assistantships

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