Take on the biggest challenge in American education: closing achievement gaps in student performance. The Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD Cohort in K-12 Leadership program’s flexible scheduling allows you to attend weekend classes during the academic year and study full-time in the summer.

Is this program right for you?

One of the most vexing problems in American education is closing achievement gaps in student performance, and the Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD Cohort in K-12 Leadership program will prepare you to take on this challenge.

 

You will interact with nationally recognized faculty and leading practitioners as you gain a sophisticated set of strategies to use data to address district inequities, provide strong instructional leadership, and evaluate program effectiveness. You will also learn to use the most recent research-based, effective practices to improve student achievement across a district.

 

The Wisconsin Idea Executive PhD Cohort in K-12 Leadership program is rigorous, but designed to allow students to work full-time while pursuing the degree. Classes meet on weekends during the fall and spring semesters, and students attend classes full-time in the summer. You can defend your dissertation within three or four years.

 

Along with attaining a PhD, depending on your needs and interests, you will receive licensure for the superintendent, director of special education and pupil services, or director of curriculum and instruction.

 

What you Learn

  • Analyze and create strategies to improve student performance and close achievement gaps
  • Learn to craft and implement effective strategies to improve student performance and close achievement gaps

Where & How you learn

WHERE

  • Evening/Weekend, face-to-face, with some online components in many classes

HOW

  • Work individually and in teams to complete class assignments
  • Research, complete, and defend doctoral dissertation

Apply Now

All applicants must:

  • Meet UW-Madison requirements for PhD admission
  • Hold a principal or teacher license

Apply now or visit program website.

 

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