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K12 Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

offers degrees in K-12 Leadership at the Master's and Doctoral levels



Ph.D. Program 


Wisconsin Idea Executive Ph.D. ​Cohort Program 


 Educational Specialist Certificate Program 

K12 Master's Leadership Cohort Program 


UW-Whitewater & UW-Madison Cooperative 
K12 Leadership Master's Program
 


Wisconsin Idea Principal Preparation Program 


Certification Programs 


Recent graduates of the program

are faculty members, district and school administrators.


Recent graduates of the program

are faculty members, district and school administrators.


Recent graduates of the program

are faculty members, district and school administrators.


Recent graduates of the program

are faculty members, district and school administrators.

Recent graduates of the program

are faculty members, district and school administrators.


Recent graduates of the program

are faculty members, district and school administrators.


Recent graduates of the program 

are faculty members, district and school administrators.      




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FUNDING AND FINANCIAL AID   

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ELPA PROGRAM PLANS              
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PROSPECTIVE
STUDENT CONTACTS




K12 leadership faculty                  

Geoffrey Borman-whose research applies state-of-the-art quantitative methods to evaluating educational interventions designed to improve the achievement of disadvantaged student populations. His current research includes studies of comprehensive school reform and school context and their impacts on student achievement.

Colleen Capper - whose work on leadership and spirituality and leadership for diverse learners draws from theoretical methodologies such as functional, critical, and post-modern theories to identify methods and approaches to developing learning organizations that address the needs of students with a variety of cultural backgrounds and learning needs. 

John Diamond– whose research focuses on the influence of race and class on students' educational experiences and outcomes, leadership and organizational change, educational policy, policy implementation, sociology of education, the relationship between schools and communities.

Peter Goff– whose research focuses on school Leadership (assessment, evaluation, and labor market); School Finance; Experimental and Quasi-experimental Research Methods.

Rich Halverson - whose work examines the ways in which principals use particular artifacts (such as specific policies, structures, or other mechanisms) to enhance the school's capacity to improve student learning. Specifically, he has examined the ways in which principals make sense of particular interventions, and use those interventions as tools to shape practice in their schools. Examples include a "breakfast club" and knowledge and skills-based teacher evaluation system.

Carolyn Kelley- whose scholarship focuses on leadership preparation and strategic human resources management in schools, including teacher compensation, principal and teacher evaluation, and leadership development. She is co-author with Richard Halverson of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (www.leadershipforlearning.org), a multi-source formative assessment that measures distributed leadership practices in schools.

M. Bruce King - whose work concentrates on school and instructional reform (especially authentic pedagogy and achievement), instructional leadership, and organizational development. He coordinates outreach efforts for the ELPA including partnership development between the department and schools and districts.

Laura Lang - Courses: Evaluating and Supporting Quality Teaching; Instructional Leadership & Teacher Capacity; Organizational Change for Student-Centered Coaching; Teacher Leadership & Learning Communities

Other ELPA responsibility: Instructional coach with the Authentic Intellectual Work framework


Julie Mead-whose legal scholarship focuses on choice and charter schools and students with disabilities. Specifically, she has examined the impact of choice and charter school laws on students with disabilities and students of color

 Peter M. Miller - who research is community-based educational leadership: leadership theory; education in contexts of homelessness: social capital; school-community collaboration.

Arthur Rainwater - works in the areas of School District Leadership, Educational Planning, Addressing the student achievement gap through system improvement, issues of Social Justice and Diversity. 

Julie Underwood - a nationally recognized authority on school law, served as the eighth dean of the UW-Madison School of Education from August 2005 through July 2015. 

 

 

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