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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EDA/EPS)

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Welcome to the EDA/EPS Program!


The Educational Administration Program Area provides Master's Degrees and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Certificates relating to P-12 and university-level administration and leadership.  

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Purpose: This program is designed to assist teachers in improving their competence in leadership roles, formal and informal, in the schools and community. Individuals aspiring to such positions as assistant principals, principals, curriculum directors or coordinators, federal coordinators, directors (special education, industrial-vocational education, counseling and guidence, etc.), assistant superintendents, and superintendents should undertake study at the sixth year and doctoral level. The M.Ed. is basic, entry-level step.

Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision

Purpose: These Ed.S. Certificate programs serve personnel aspiring to administrative positions in education, and practicing administrators wishing to enhance their skills. An approval and certificate program is also available. The Ed.S. serves as a preliminary step toward earning an Ed.D. or a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies. 

Program Alternatives:

  • PLAN A: for applicants with Educational Administration M. Ed degree;
  • PLAN B: for applicants with a Master’s degree in a non- EDA field;
  • PLAN C: for applicants pursuing special education administrator approval;
  • PLAN D: for applicants pursuing charter school leadership certification.


Both the Doctor of Education program and the Doctor of Philosophy program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies require satisfactory completion of the Miller Analogies Test and a departmental written examination. If students have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), those scores may be accepted if taken not more than three years prior to submission of application.

The Doctor of Education program is primarily for practicing educational administrators and as such requires demonstrative leadership experience with adults as a prerequisite for admission.

The Doctor of Philosophy program requires evidence of past research efforts and interests as a prerequisite for admission. Applicants for this degree should be interested in careers which include a research emphasis.


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College of Education High Five Literacy Program
September 30 2014
College of Education
College of Education High Five Literacy Program LOOKING FOR HELP IN READING AND WRITING FOR YOUR CHILDREN? The High Five Literacy Program at Wayne State University is open to students in grades 1-8.  The program will provide FREE tutoring in reading and writing skills on Wednesdays from October 2014 through April 2015.  Tutors are graduate students completing a master’s program in reading under the supervision of faculty in the Reading, Language, and Literature Program.   To Enroll in the High Five Literacy Program Download application:  http://coe.wayne.edu/ted/reading/tutoring_program.php   Attendance in the program on a regular basis will benefit both your child and the tutor.    Two (2) or more absences will result in your child being withdrawn for the program.  It is the parent or guardians responsibility to call and report absences.        APPLICANTS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL BE CONTACTED BY PHONE WITH THE STARTING DATE.  Due to overwhelming responses, we will be unable to contact each parent of applicants.  The program can accommodate a limited number of students, therefore, students will be selected on a first-come, first serve basis.  Students who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list until the next opening is available for the 2014-2015 school years.  Applicants must reapply each school year.   Where is Program Located? Sessions will be held at Wayne State University’s (Downtown Detroit Location) College of Education.  Transportation to and from tutoring sessions is the responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian.   Parking is available in Parking Structure No. 2, located on Anthony Wayne Drive, for $7.00.  There is often metered street parking available as well   The dates for the program are as follows: Beginning October 2014 – April 2015 Times 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IF YOUR CHILD IS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM!  
Apply NOW for GO-GIRL Winter 2015 Session
September 30 2014
Education, College of
Applications for the Winter 2015 class of Gaining Options - Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) are now available GO-GIRL is an 10 week Saturday enrichment program for seventh grade girls offered by the College of Education at Wayne State University.  The GO-GIRL curriculum is aligned with national and state standards for middle school mathematics.  During the program, girls engage in collaborative and cooperative learning, working in research teams with mentors from the Wayne State University College of Education.  The program integrates mathematics with social science research methods in a single-sex, technology-rich environment.  As part of the GO-GIRL program, students design a survey, collect, analyze and present their findings. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the University campus and participate in field trips. Potential participants must complete an application and submit a recommendation from their teacher or other adult who knows the student. Applications are available on the GO-GIRL Website:gogirls@wayne.edu For more information contact Dr. Sally Roberts at gogirl@wayne.edu.  
College of Education Teacher Certification Meeting Schedule - RSVP Today!
September 30 2014
If you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than Education and would like to become a certified teacher, we invite you to attend an information meeting to learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Post-Bachelor Certification Programs at WSU. Attendees must possess or be within one year of completing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university. 2015 Meeting Schedule:   Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Room 10 College of Education Main Campus Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider   Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Macomb Campus Facilitator: Cheryl Cormier-Kuhn   Thursday, February 19, 2015 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Room 10 College of Education  Main Campus  Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider Wednesday, April 15, 2015  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Room 156  Oakland Campus  Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider   Saturday, May 9, 2015  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Room 10 College of Education  Main Campus  Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider   Wednesday, June 17, 2015  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Room 10 College of Education  Main Campus  Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider    Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Room 10 College of Education  Main Campus  Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider   Friday, September 18, 2015  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Room 10 College of Education  Main Campus  Facilitator: Beverly E. Schneider  
Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) Workshop
October 11 2014 at 9:00 AM
Education, College of
WSU College of Education and the Wayne State Writing Project are offering students a preparation workshop for the Writing section of the PRE, Over 3 sessions, students will review test criteria, engage in writing simulations, experience writing groups, and receive 1:1 feedback from a writing coach. Whether you are preparing to apply to Level 2 in the College of Education or are nervious about the PRE, we can help!  
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