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Education Specialist in Leadership with K-12 Administrator Certificate

Overview

The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in (K-12) Leadership is a 34 credit, cohort-structured, post-master’s degree program designed for individuals who are looking to further their education and aspire to positions in education administration. The curriculum is relevant — aligning instruction with the true experience in leadership — and connects with current issues in K-12 education. 

Students are recommended for the Administrator Certificate (Building Level). Twenty-eight credits earned in the Ed.S. program can be applied toward Oakland University’s Ph.D. in Education.  Classes are taught  with face-to-face, hybrid, and 100% online cohort modules available.

BENEFITS OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE:
  • Convenient class schedule/format, designed for busy professionals
  • Can be completed in 22-months
  • Experienced administrators and area specialists teach all courses
  • Customize your research, mentorship, and internship
  • Michigan Department of Education approved
  • Nationally recognized by the National Policy Board of Education Administration (NPB) and the Education Leadership Constituent Counsel (ELCC)
  • Knowledge of all the important aspects of school administration
  • Increased career options as a principal or school administrator
  • Gain extensive experience (via internship) in preparation for a front line administrative position as an informed and reflective educational leader
PROGRAM GOALS:

The Ed.S. program in Educational Leadership goals are designed to prepare leaders for the challenges inherent in school leadership, specifically to:
  • Prepare transformational leaders who can build a school culture and vision to ensure success for every student;
  • Create and sustain social justice;
  • Use data and research to inform practice;
  • Build capacity for teachers to work as leaders in the schools;
  • Prepare students for a knowledge economy.

See catalog: Education Specialist in Leadership

Admissions
Criteria
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Evidence of bachelor’s and master’s degrees from accredited institution
  • Recommendations from two supervisors
  • Goal statement and curriculum vitae
Require-
ments

The Ed.S. program in Educational Leadership offers courses that are designed for practitioners. The course sequence includes action research, field experiences, assignments that are embedded in authentic educational settings, and an internship with a mentor for two years.

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YEAR ONE

Fall
EA 740 School as a Formal Organization - 4 credits
EA 747 Program Assessment - 2 credits

Winter
EA 746 Curriculum and Staff Development - 4 credits
EA 749 Testing, Measurement, and Data Analysis - 2 credits

Summer I
ED 748 Seminar on School and Community Development - 2 credits
EA 701 Internship Experience I - 1 credit

Summer 2
EA 742 Educational Law - 4 credits
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YEAR TWO

Fall

EA 754 Human Resource Management and Supervision - 4 credits
EA 750 Action Research I - 2 credits

Winter

EA 741 School Business Management - 4 credits
EA 751 Action Research II - 2 credits

Summer I

EA 743 Professional Seminar - 2 credits
EA 702 Internship Experience II - 1 credit

Locations

Displayed below are all of the current locations offered for the Ed.S. in Leadership with MI K-12 Administrator Certificate program.  Students are encouraged to apply for their preferred location (residence in a specific county is not required).  

FULLY ONLINE PROGRAM

OAKLAND COUNTY
Doyle Center
7273 Wing Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301

MACOMB COUNTY
Macomb University Center (MUC)
44575 Garfield Road

Clinton Township, MI 48038
How to
Apply

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all of the following university and program application documents by the published application deadlines.

Download an application packet for your preferred location:

Complete the free online graduate application:

Select Application type: "I am interested in the Education Specialist program"
Academic Plans:

Education Specialist in Leadership (for all hybrid locations)
Education Specialist in Leadership - 100% Online (for online program)

If you have any other questions, please contact the appropriate program site coordinator below:

Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 370-4170 phone   |   (248) 370-4961 fax