Wayne State University

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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 2014 Teacher Certification Meeting Schedule - RSVP Today!
April 25 2014
Education, College of
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. Please bring legible copies of all transcripts.  2014 Meeting Schedule: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 – University Center (Macomb Extension Center) 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Room 441 (Dean’s Conference Room) COE 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Oakland Extension Center 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - Room 441 (Dean’s Conference Room) COE 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 - Room 10 COE 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Apply Now for the 2014 Fall Art Therapy Workshop
April 25 2014 at 12:00 PM
Community Arts Bulding
An art therapy 10-week workshop for children and adults, and a practicum experience for graduate art therapy students, supervised by Deb Duranczyk, A.T.R. and other faculty members who are registered art therapists.
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Michele Norris
(313) 577-1729 voice
(313) 577-1693 fax