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
- Evening/Weekend, face-to-face, with some online components in many classes
- Work individually and in teams to complete class assignments
- Research, complete, and defend doctoral dissertation