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Program Co-Coordinators:
Dr. Caryn Wells, Ph.D.
480 H Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3072
cmwells2@oakland.edu

Dr. Christine Abbott, Ph.D.
480 A Pawley Hall
248-370-2636
cabbott@oakland.edu

Department Secretary:
Leslee Rogers
480 D Pawley Hall
(248) 370-3070
rogers2@oakland.edu

Education Specialist in Leadership

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

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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).  

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

Whitmer Human Resource Center
60 Parkhurst Street
Pontiac, MI  48342

Rochester Community Schools
50 W. University
Rochester, MI  48307

GENESEE COUNTY
Grand Blanc Community Schools
Mason Elementary School
4455 E. Cook Road 
Grand Blanc, MI  48439
 
MACOMB COUNTY
Macomb Intermediate School District
44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp, MI  
 
ONLINE PROGRAM

 

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.

For the fully online program: Download an Application Packet

For other locations:

 

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:

Macomb and Genesee County Locations
Jasmine Bailey, Project Manager
(248) 370-3143 phone   |   (248) 370-4961 fax                 
jbailey@oakland.edu

Oakland County & Online Locations
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
(248) 370-4170 phone   |   (248) 370-4961 fax   
Apply for
Admin. Cert.

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.