M.Ed in Educational Leadership with K-12 Administrator Certificate
Program coursework is strongly performance-based. As a result, graduates leave the program well-prepared to assume a variety of school leadership positions.
Additionally, all graduates leave the program with an e-portfolio they can share with prospective employers and key stakeholder groups, e.g. parents and students, local business leaders and building teachers.
- Relevant coursework provides you with the leadership tools and confidence to meet the challenges of school leadership
- Cohort model links you to a professional network of successful school leaders
- Distinguished faculty draw on both practical experience and academic research to help you connect theory with practice
- School-based internship provides real-life experience; mentorship with a recognized school leader offers extra support
- Required 32 credits completed in 22 months
- Convenient scheduling combines weeknight classes with hybrid coursework
- Graduates eligible for Michigan Administrative Certificate
- Future students are asked to demonstrate their interest in building-level administrative roles through a professional goal statement and two letters of recommendation.
- Through your goal statement, we are interested in knowing who you are as a person and what you would like to achieve personally and professionally with this degree. A typical goal statement is 2-3 pages in length and addresses the following:
- Your career goals, including how the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership will help you reach your goals
- The qualifications and experience that prepare you to be successful in reaching those goals
- Your vision of school leadership, including your commitment to equity
- Any problems or inconsistencies in your academic or professional record
- Previous teaching experience is highly recommended, but not required.
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree program requires 32 credits, which taken within the 22 month, cohort-structured program. Face to face courses are offered on weeknights, with hybrid course offerings during the summer terms. The required internship stretches across the program. As a culminating activity, graduates prepare a web-based portfolio that addresses the ISLLC School Leader Standards.
EL 500: Introduction to Educational Leadership - 4 credits
EL 560: Staff and Curriculum Development - 4 credits
EL 620: Law for Teachers and Administrators - 4 credits
EL 630: Internship for School Leaders I - 2 credits
EL 520: Schools, Students and Educational Equity - 4 credits
EL 530: Theories and Techniques of Leadership - 4 credits
EL 550: School Finance and Business Administration - 4 credits
EL 690: Culminating Master's Practicum - 4 credits
EL 640: Internship for School Leaders II - 2 credits
In addition to receiving a master’s degree, students are also eligible to apply for a Michigan Administrative Certificate.
Complete the free online graduate application by clicking on the button below:
Application Type: Grad – Masters
Planned Course of Study: M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
If you have any other questions, please contact:
Dr. Cynthia Carver
(248) 370-3081 phone