Wayne State University
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Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Educational Leadership

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, assistant superintendents, and superintendents should undertake study at the sixth year and doctoral level.  The M.Ed. is basic, entry-level step.

Students who have never been formally admitted to the Wayne State University Graduate School should complete the online graduate application. Students must request that official transcripts from prior colleges and universities are mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions, The Welcome Center, 4th Floor, 42 W. Warren, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202.  Students applying for a Master's Degree must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher. Official transcripts of all college level work, both undergraduate and graduate are to be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by the institution where the work was completed.

Admission Requirements

Students who have never been formally admitted to the Wayne State University Graduate School should complete an online application through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students applying for a Master's Degree must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.60 or higher. Official transcripts of all college level work, both undergraduate and graduate, are to be mailed directly to the Graduate Admissions office by the institution where the work was completed.

Graduate students in good standing with the Wayne State University Graduate School should file applications in Room 489 (313) 577-1605 of the College of Education. Following submission of application, official transcripts of all college level work, both undergraduate and graduate, are to be mailed directly to the College of Education, Room 489, by the institution where the work was completed.

Upon notification of the assignment of an advisor, the applicant should call for an appointment to complete a plan of work. The plan of work is the student's "contract" with the University specifying both the number and title of courses to be taken in the program.

Advisors and Plan of Work

Upon notification of the assignment of an advisor, the applicant should call for an appointment to complete a plan of work.  The plan of work is the student’s “contract” with the University specifying both the number and title of courses to be taken in the program.  For the Master’s program in Educational Administration the requirements shown on the reverse side of this sheet are applicable.

For more information, contact an EDA advisor

Dr. Michael Addonizio, Program Coordinator  (313) 577-1683   Room 389
Dr. Carla Harting (Special Education Admin) (313) 577-1675 Room 379
Dr. William Hill, Assistant Dean (313) 577-9316  Room 367
Dr. Ben Pogodzinski (313) 577-2413   Room 377
Dr. Carolyn Shields (Winter 2015) (313) 577-1692 Room 397
Department Phone: (313) 577-1728  
Fax #: (313) 577-1693  

Program Requirements - Master's Degree in Educational Leadership

Area of Concentration
EDA 7620 Introduction to Administration   4 cr.
EDA 7640 The Elementary School Principalship,        or  
EDA 7650 Secondary School Administration   4 cr.
EDA 7660 Administrative Leadership in School-Community Relations   4 cr.
EDA 7670 Economic Issues in Education   4 cr.
EDA 7675 Public School Finance and Budgeting   4 cr.
EDA 7690 Michigan School Law   4 cr.
EDA 8650 Staff Development and School Improvement   4 cr.
EPA 8990 Internship in Administration   3 cr.
ED   7999 Terminal Master's Seminar  and Essay/Project*   3 cr.
IT     6135 Technology Applications in School Administration   3 cr.
Total 37 crs.
*Note: To be taken in final semester of matriculation
General Professional (Core)
EDA 7600 The Structure of American Education   2 cr.
EDP 7350 The Learning Process   2 cr.
EER 7610 Evaluation and Measurement   2 cr.
Grand Total 43 crs.