Administration and Supervision (Education Specialist Certificate)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a 2.75 Undergraduate GPA or a 3.40 Graduate GPA in the master's program for regular admission; a master's degree from an accredited institution; submission of official transcripts from the undergraduate and graduate degree institutions; a personal statement to include career/academic goals (500-1000 words); and if applicant is seeking the Special Education Administrator concentration, the following two additional requirements apply:

  1. Must have current and valid certification in an area of special education including but not limited to the following: Certified Special Education teacher, School Social Worker, School Psychologist, or Speech & Language Pathologist and
  2. a minimum three years of experience in Special Education

Thirty to thirty-nine credits are required for this certificate predicated on the admission status of the applicant as cited below under the concentrations A-D. Basic requirements are cited under Education Specialist Certificate. Since this program is specifically designed to strengthen the individual background of teachers and administrators, all Plans of Work are developed in consultation with the appropriate advisor.

A. Central Office Administrator Concentration

Applicants with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration (thirty credits):

EDA 7670Economic Issues in Education4
EDA 8620School Personnel Administration4
EDA 8630Supervision4
EDA 8990Internship in Administration1-8
EPS 9600Seminar in Research and Theory of Administration3
ED 7998Field Studies1-8
LDT 8135Technology Applications in Central Administration3
Electives6

B. Elementary and Secondary Administrator Concentration

Applicants with Master's Degree other than in Educational Leadership/Administration (thirty credits):

EDA 7625Leadership, Administration and the Principalship4
EDA 7660Administrative Leadership in School-Community Relations and Public Relations3
EDA 7675Public School Finance and Budgeting4
EDA 7690Introduction to Michigan School Law4
EDA 8630Supervision4
EDA 8650Staff Development and School Improvement2-6
EDA 8990Internship in Administration1-8
ED 7998Field Studies1-8
LDT 6135Technology Applications in School Administration2-3

C. Special Education Administrator

(thirty credits):

EDA 7660Administrative Leadership in School-Community Relations and Public Relations3
EDA 7675Public School Finance and Budgeting4
EDA 7800Administration and Supervision of Special Education4
EDA 7810Michigan Special Education Law4
EDA 7820Emergent Policies in Special Education Administration2
EDA 7830Practicum in Special Education Administration and Supervision3-6
EDA 8630Supervision4
EDA 8650Staff Development and School Improvement2-6
LDT 8135Technology Applications in Central Administration3

D. Charter School Administration

(thirty-nine credits):

EDA 7635Introduction to Charter School Leadership4
EDA 7640The Elementary School Principalship4
or EDA 7650 Secondary School Administration
EDA 7690Introduction to Michigan School Law4
EDA 8630Supervision4
EDA 8650Staff Development and School Improvement2-6
EDA 8990Internship in Administration1-8
ED 7998Field Studies1-8
LDT 6135Technology Applications in School Administration2-3

All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees. All Plans of Work are developed in consultation with the student's assigned advisor.