Curriculum and Delivery

Curriculum: Competency Based

The curriculum is organized around two sets of competencies which are designed to meet the Silver Lake College requirements for a Master's Degree in Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requirements for the respective administrative licenses.

  1. Common Core: meet the general Wisconsin administrator licensing requirements
  2. Licensure: meet the specific requirements for the desired licensure.

Delivery: Non-traditional   

The program is delivered via a combination of weekend seminars, practicum experiences, and individualized study and research. Extensive use of the internet is required both for research and for communications with advisors and instructor-mentors.

  1. Seminar sessions: These provide topical presentations and discussions to help meet various competency requirements. Core topics are offered in a two year cycle.
  2. Practicum experiences: Practicum experiences provide candidates with an opportunity to put theory into practice throughout their program of study.
  3. Guided research and study and practice for each competency: This component is facilitated by an instructor-mentor, who directs the candidate's work.