Wayne State University

Certification

Applications in the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) may require end dates for classes you have completed.  The following table is provided for your convenience (based on the Academic/Registration Calendar provided by the WSU Registrar's Office).

End of Term Dates

Year/Semester Fall Winter Spring/Summer
2014 - 2015 12-31-14 05-05-15 08-29-15
2013 - 2014 12-31-13 04-29-14 08-23-14
2012 - 2013 12-31-12 04-30-13 08-24-13
2011 - 2012 12-31-11 05-01-12 08-25-12
2010 - 2011 12-31-10 05-03-11 08-27-11
2009 - 2010 12-31-09 05-04-10 08-28-10

Michigan Administrator Certificate

Initial Certification

The Michigan Department of Education issues an Administrator Certificate with two basic endorsements: Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12 and Central Office Administrator.  A master's degree from an accredited institution is a prerequisite for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate. In addition, the applicant must have completed appropriate coursework in Educational Leadership and Administration from an approved administrator preparation program. The initial certificate is valid for five years after the date of issuance.

The following courses are the approved academic requirements for the endorsements listed below beginning with the Spring/Summer 2016 semester. Returning students following any interruption of three or more semesters of continuous enrollment must meet all current requirements. In such cases, additional coursework may be required to meet current State of Michigan Standards for Principals and Central Office Administrators.

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Elementary and Secondary Administrator K - 12 Endorsement Requirements

23 Semester Hours

Initial certification as an Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12 may be completed as part of a master's program or as part of an Education Specialist Certificate program. However, the applicant may not be recommended until the master's degree has been awarded.  Completion of a master's degree requires additional coursework. Following admission to the program, the student should meet with his or her advisor during the first semester and complete a Plan of Work.

  • EDA 7625 - Leadership, Administration and the Principalship 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7660 - Administrative Leadership in School-Community Relations 3 Cr.
  • EDA 7675 - Public School Finance and Budgeting 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7690 - Introduction to Michigan School Law 4 Cr.
  • EDA 8650 - Staff Development and School Improvement 3 Cr.
  • EDA 8990 - Internship in Administration (minimum of 216 internship hrs. in Building Level Administration) 3 Cr.
  • IT 6135 -     Technology Applications in School Administration 2 Cr.

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Central Office Endorsement Requirements

21 Semester Hours

The coursework for a Central Office administrator must be completed post-master's. The courses are part of our Educational Specialist Certificate in General Administration and Supervision. Additional courses are required for the Specialist Certificate. Following admission to the program, the student should meet with his or her advisor during the first semester and complete a Plan of Work.

  • EDA 7670 - Economic Issues in Education 4 Cr.
  • EDA 8620 - School Personnel Administration 4 Cr.
  • EDA 8630 - Supervision 4 Cr.
  • EPS 9600 - Seminar in Research and Theory in Administration 3 Cr.
  • EDA 8990 - Internship in Administration (minimum of 216 internship hrs. in Central Office Administration) 3 Cr.
  • IT 8135 -     Technology Applications in Central Administration 3 Cr.

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Renewal of the Administrator Certificate

The Administrator Certificate is renewed directly through the Michigan Department of Education. Renewal of the certificate requires completion of one or the combination of the following:

  • Completion of 6 semester hours at any four-year or community college listed in the Directory of Michigan Institutions of Higher Education.*
  • 150 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).
  • An administrator who holds a valid Michigan Professional Education teaching certificate shall be considered as meeting this continuing education requirement.

Note: Semester credits or SCECHs (formerly SB-CEUs) must have been completed within the five year period preceding the date of application and after the issue date of the previous certificate.

*Credits completed at approved out-of-state four-year EPI are also acceptable.

Contact Information

The admission application is online. The online application is for all students (new and returning) unless you are a current student in a graduate program at Wayne State University and you are adding an additional program.  For students adding an additional program, please use the College of Education Graduate Change of Status Application.

For admission information and questions for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership, contact:

Ms. LaSondra Dawn

Academic Services Officer

Division of Academic Services

Email: ag1646@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1605

 

For admission information and questions for the Education Specialist Certificate in General Administration and Supervision, contact:

Dr. Mary Waker

Academic Services Officer

Division of Academic Services

Email: m.waker@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1605

 

For individuals adding an endorsement only (not earning the master's degree or specialist certificate), contact:

Mr. Paul W. Johnson

Certification and Graduate Officer

Division of Academic Services

Email: pjohnson@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1606

 

For program information and questions, contact:

Dr. Carla Harting

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Email: Carla.Harting@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1675

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Applying for the Administrator Certificate

Applications should be submitted the semester in which requirements are completed.

The application for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate is online through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). For candidates that meet the requirements listed above, complete the online application through MOECS. Instructions on how to apply online through MOECS.

Please Note: If you already have a Michigan Education Information Systems (MEIS) account, you do not need to create a new login name and password. You can login to MOECS using the login name and password associated with your MEIS account.

For assistance with the MOECS application, contact the MOECS Support Center.

Assistance is available during regular business hours but not during evenings, weekends, and state government holidays.

For questions after a MOECS application has been submitted, contact:

Ms. Sonya Landrum

Program Records Clerk Senior

Division of Academic Services

Email: aj0044@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1635

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Special Education Administration: Director and Supervisor of Special Education Approval

Our Special Education Administration program is a post-master's program completed as part of the requirements for the Education Specialist Certificate in General Administration and Supervision. We offer a program leading to full approval as a Director of Special Education or as a Supervisor of Special Education.

For admission and program information and questions, contact Dr. Harting.  For approval processing and questions, contact Mr. Johnson.

Advisor:

Dr. Carla Harting

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Email: Carla.Harting@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1675

 

Certification Officer:         

Mr. Paul W. Johnson

Division of Academic Services

Email: pjohnson@wayne.edu

(313) 577-1606

 

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Admission Requirements for Special Education Administration

  1. A master's degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  2. A master's cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.40 or higher.
  3. Michigan special education teaching endorsement, full approval in at least one area of special education, school psychologist certification or credential for other professional personnel, under 340.1792 of the Michigan Administrative Rules in Special Education (MARSE).

The admission application is an is online aplliciation. The online application is for all students (new and returning) unless you are a current student in a graduate program at Wayne State University and you are adding an additional program.  For students adding an additional program, please use the COE Graduate Change of Status Application.

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Approval for Director of Special Education Program

Course Requirements

32 Semester Hours

The following coursework must be completed post-master's. The courses are part of our Educational Specialist Certificate in General Administration and Supervision. Additional courses are required for the Specialist Certificate. Following admission to the program, the student should meet with his or her advisor during the first semester and complete a Plan of Work.

  • EDA 7675 - Public School Finance and Budgeting 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7690 - Introduction to Michigan School Law 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7800 - Administration and Supervision of Special Education 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7800 - Michigan Special Education Law 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7820 - Emergent Policies in Special Education Administration  2 Cr.
  • EDA 7830 - Practicum in Special Education Administration & Supervision (completed in two semesters of 3 credits each) 6 Cr.
  • EDA 8620 - School Personnel Administration 4 Cr.
  • EDA 8650 - Staff Development and School Improvement 4 Cr.

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Approval Process for Director of Special Education

Applications for approval are initiated by an employer with verification of the applicant's certification and experience requirements by an Intermediate School District or Regional Education Service Agency. Wayne State University, as the Education Preparation Institution, verifies program admission, enrollment and completion of academic requirements for the appropriate approval.

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Temporary Approval for Director of Special Education

For temporary approval through Wayne State University, a director of special education shall possess all of the following minimum qualifications:

  • A master's degree or higher.
  • Full approval in at least 1 area of special education.
  • Three years of successful professional practice or administrative experience in education, or a combination of practice and experience.
  • Completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credit in the Special Education Administration program appropriate for director approval.
  • Verification by Wayne State University of admission to and enrollment in the director of special education preparation program and completion of 12 semester or equivalent hours of graduate credit.

Note: Continuation of temporary approval is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of not less than 6 semester or equivalent hours of required credit toward full approval before the beginning of the next school year.

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Full Approval for Director of Special Education

For full approval through Wayne State University, a director of special education shall possess all of the following minimum qualifications:

  • A master's degree or higher.
  • Full approval in at least 1 area of special education.
  • Three years of successful professional practice or administrative experience in special education, or a combination of practice and experience.
  • Completion of 32 semester hours of graduate credit in the Special Education Administration program appropriate for director approval.
  • Verification of completion of the academic requirements by Wayne State University.

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Approval for Supervisor of Special Education Program

Course Requirements

26 Semester Hours

The following coursework must be completed post-master's. The courses are part of our Educational Specialist Certificate in General Administration and Supervision. Additional courses are required for the Specialist Certificate. Following admission to the program, the student should meet with his or her advisor during the first semester and complete a Plan of Work.

  • EDA 7675 - Public School Finance and Budgeting 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7690 - Introduction to Michigan School Law 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7800 - Administration and Supervision of Special Education 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7810 - Michigan Special Education Law 4 Cr.
  • EDA 7820 - Emergent Policies in Special Education Administration 2 Cr.
  • EDA 8620 - School Personnel Administration 4 Cr.
  • EDA 8650 - Staff Development and School Improvement 4 Cr.

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Approval Process

Applications for approval are initiated by an employer with verification of the applicant's certification and experience requirements by an Intermediate School District or Regional Education Service Agency. Wayne State University, as the Education Preparation Institution, verifies program admission, enrollment and completion of academic requirements for the appropriate approval.

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Temporary Approval for Supervisor of Special Education

For temporary approval through Wayne State University, a supervisor of special education shall possess all of the following minimum qualifications:

  • A master's degree or higher.
  • Full approval in at least 1 area of special education.
  • Three years of successful professional practice or administrative experience in education, or a combination of practice and experience.
  • Verification by Wayne State University of admission to and enrollment in the supervisor of special education preparation program.

Note: Continuation of temporary approval is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of not less than 6 semester or equivalent hours of required credit toward full approval before the beginning of the next school year.

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Full Approval for Supervisor of Special Education

For full approval through Wayne State University, a supervisor of special education shall possess all of the following minimum qualifications:

  • A master's degree or higher.
  • Full approval in at least 1 area of special education.
  • Three years of successful professional practice or administrative experience in special education, or a combination of practice and experience.
  • Completion of 26 semester hours of graduate credit in the Special Education Administration program appropriate for supervisor approval.
  • Verification of completion of the academic requirements by Wayne State University.

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Michigan Teaching Certificates

The Michigan Department of Education issues two basic teaching certificates: elementary and secondary. The elementary certificate authorizes an individual to teach all subjects in grades kindergarten through five, major and minor subject areas in grades six through eight, and all subjects in grades K-8 in a self-contained classroom. The secondary certificate authorizes an individual to teach in the major and minor subject areas in grades six through twelve. Some majors such as art, kinesiology, and music cover all grades, kindergarten through twelve.

Teaching endorsements may be added to any certificate. An individual may add endorsements by completing requirements for academic majors and/or minors in accordance with State regulations. An individual holding an elementary certificate may also earn an endorsement to teach at the secondary level, and vice versa. When adding an additional endorsement, the individual must also pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in that subject area.

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Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (Basic Skills and Subject Area Tests) Reporting Requirements

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) examination scores must be furnished directly to Wayne State University by Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, the MTTC testing agency. When registering for the MTTC, select "Wayne State University (31)" as a "College or University to Receive Scores." If your examination scores were not released to Wayne State University, please request an original score report from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. From the Score Report Explanation link on the MTTC website, select Test Results Request Form and enter 31 for the Institutional Code to have your scores sent to Wayne State University (31). Your scores must be mailed directly from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson to Wayne State University. An original score report is required by the Michigan Department of Education for verification of test scores.

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Initial Certification Programs

Undergraduate

Post Bachelor & Master of Arts in Teaching

For additional assistance or information, please contact Beverly Schneider, Teacher Education. Specific questions regarding World Languages, ESL and BBE, please contact Dr. Amal Essak, Teacher Education.

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Advancing or Renewing Teaching Certificates

Effective 9/1/2013: Applications for the Professional/Occupational Certificates and renewals of all certificates should be submitted to the Michigan Department of Education through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS).

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Certification Applications

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State of Michigan Requirements

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Chinese Teacher Certification Program (CTCP)

The College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Confucius Institute are pleased to offer a new teaching major and minor in Chinese Language and Culture. This teaching major and minor are available at the elementary, secondary, or at the K-12 level and may be part of initial teacher certification or added as an endorsement to an existing Michigan teaching certificate. Interested individuals may contact Dr. Mary Waker, CTCP Coordinator.