Wayne State University

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

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.

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

Department Phone: (313) 577-1728

Fax #: (313) 577-1693

Program Requirements - Master's Degree in Educational Leadership

  • Plan of Work
    • Area of Concentration
      • EDA 7625 - Leadership, Administration and the Principalship 4 Cr.
      • EDA 7660 - Admin. Leadership in School-Community Relations 3 Cr.
      • EDA 7675 - Public School Finance and Budgeting 4 Cr.
      • EDA 7690 - Michigan School Law 4 Cr.
      • EDA 8650 - Staff Development and School Improvement 3 Cr.
      • EDA 8990 - Internship in Administration 3 Cr.
      • ED   7999 - Terminal Master's Seminar  and Essay/Project 3 Cr.
      • IT     6135 - Technology Applications in School Administration 2 Cr.
    • General Professional (Core) 4 credit hours required
      • EER 7610 - Evaluation and Measurement 2 Cr.
      • EDP 7350 - The Learning Process 2 Cr.
  • Total: 30 Cr. Hours