EDA/EPS Program

"Seeking Adequate Funding for Michigan K-12 Schools"

Discussion focuses on - Can we reverse the academic decline in Michigan's schools without addressing the funding issue?


Program Description - Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Education Specialist Certificate in Administration & Supervision

The Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Program provides Master's Degrees and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Certificates relating to grades 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. This degree will allow for application to the Michigan School Administrator Certificate at the building level for Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12.

Ed.S. in 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. The degree will allow for application to the Michigan School Administrator Certificate at the building level for Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12 or Central Office Administration, depending on the plan selected. The Ed.S. Certificate generally serves as a preliminary step toward the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree. 

Program Alternatives

  • PLAN A: for applicants with Educational Administration M. Ed degree includes Michigan Central Office Administrative Certification;
  • PLAN B: for applicants with a Master's degree in a non- EDA field includes Michigan Elementary & Secondary Administrator K-12 Certification;
  • PLAN C: for applicants pursuing special education administrator approval includes Supervisor/Director of Special Education approval and Michigan Central Office Administrative Certification.
  • PLAN D: for applicants pursuing charter school leadership certification.

Program Description - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS), with provisions for educational leadership, including special education administration, is designed for a person to who is planning on working in the field primarily as a practitioner; interested in educational research in settings such as a school district or educational institution; interested in developing continued leadership in education; and policy making roles.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EPS), with provisions for educational leadership, including special education administration, is designed for a person who is anticipating an academic career or in an area of practice which demands theoretical research expertise; who is interested in theory and conceptual analysis; and is interested in research which has potential for advancing education theory and practice.

Applicants/students are responsible for understanding and adhering to all University rules and regulations governing doctoral programs. The rules and regulations are published in the University Bulletin.

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