456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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475D Pawley Hall
480 D Pawley Hall
Master of Education in Educational Leadership
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
Step 1: Create a Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) account
Visit https://cepi.state.mi.us/MEISPublic/ and follow the links on the screen to create a MEIS account. MEIS will send a user ID, password, and account number to the e-mail address you provided when you followed the links to create an account.
Step 2: Register with MOECS
Once you have established a MEIS ID, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/moecs, and on the login screen, sign in with your MEIS user ID and password and follow the steps to self-register with MOECS. On the registration page, you will be asked to provide the MEIS account number that was sent to you via e-mail in Step 1.
Step 3: Apply for your new certificate in MOECS
Once you have signed in with MOECS successfully, you will first be asked to complete demographic information. Once you save it, you will see links on the left navigation panel. Choose the link that pertains to your new certificate and follow the steps to apply for your new certificate. In this application process, be sure to identify Oakland University as your institution.
Step 4: Await review and approval
After you have applied for your new certificate, your application will be submitted to OU. Applications will be reviewed and processed within 8 weeks from the date they are submitted to MOECS.
Step 5: Pay MDE’s fee online
Once your application in MOECS has been approved, you will receive an e-mail with a link for you to pay MDE’s fee online using a credit/debit card. If you do not receive the e-mail, you can still pay the fee by logging into MOECS using your user ID and password.
Step 6: Await your new certificate
Once you pay the fee, the Office of Professional Preparation Services (OPPS) at MDE will approve your new certificate.
If you have trouble with the registration process, please contact the OPPS at (517)-373-3310 or read the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of http://www.michigan.gov/moecs for assistance.