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Education Specialist in Leadership with K-12 Administrator Certificate

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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
  • Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards are applied throughout the course of study
  • 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



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



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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).  

Oakland County Locations
Bloomfield Location
Bloomfield, MI
(Meeting room varies)

Troy Location
MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098
(Map/Directions)

Genesee County Location
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Grand Blanc, MI  48439
(Map/Directions

Macomb County Location
Macomb Intermediate School District
44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp, MI  

Fully Online Program



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

For the fully online program: Download an Application Packet
For all other locations:

Oakland & Genesee County: Download an Application Packet
Macomb County:
Download an Application Packet

Complete the free online graduate application by clicking on the button below:

Application Type: Grad - Education Specialist

Planned Course of Study: Please select one of the following:
  • Education Specialist in Leadership -100% Online (For fully online program)
  • Education Specialist in Leadership (For all other off-campus programs)

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

Oakland County Locations
Jasmine Bailey, Project Manager
(248) 209-2464 phone   |   (248) 209-2461                  
jbailey@oakland.edu

Online & Macomb County Locations
Daniel Arnold, Program Site Coordinator
(586) 226-8462 phone  |   (586) 226-8463 fax


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Click here to download an informational PowerPoint that will provide you with current program details, format, outcomes, and admission requirements.