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Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Education Specialist in Leadership
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.
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
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
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Evidence of bachelor’s and master’s degrees from accredited institution
- Recommendations from two supervisors
- Goal statement and curriculum vitae
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.
EA 740 School as a Formal Organization - 4 credits
EA 747 Program Assessment - 2 credits
EA 746 Curriculum and Staff Development - 4 credits
EA 749 Testing, Measurement, and Data Analysis - 2 credits
ED 748 Seminar on School and Community Development - 2 credits
EA 701 Internship Experience I - 1 credit
EA 742 Educational Law - 4 credits
EA 754 Human Resource Management and Supervision - 4 credits
EA 750 Action Research I - 2 credits
EA 741 School Business Management - 4 credits
EA 751 Action Research II - 2 credits
EA 743 Professional Seminar - 2 credits
EA 702 Internship Experience II - 1 credit
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).
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
Mason Elementary School
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
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:
- Oakland County: Contact Donna Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
- 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 SpecialistPlanned 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
Oakland County & Online Locations
Donna Rich, Administrative Project Coordinator
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.