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Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration

 

How to apply for School Administrator Certification

 

To be recommended for the School Administrator Certificate with Elementary and Secondary endorsements through MSU, an applicant must have completed (a) an approved master's degree in K-12 Administration at MSU, or (b) a relevant master's degree and an approved 18-credit core administrative studies program at MSU.


Applying for Certification

Applying for a certificate, renewal, license or additional endorsement is a two step process. To apply, applicants must:

  1. Submit materials required by the MSU Certification Office in a single packet to 134 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 (to view materials required by MSU, click on the appropriate application link below), and
  2. Initiate an application with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS).

These two steps can be completed in either order or concurrently; however, both steps must be completed before the certificate can be issued. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

*A $50.00 certification processing fee is required

I.      Instructions for Initiating a Certification Application Using MOECS

II.     MSU Certification Applications

School Administrator Base Certificate

Eligible applicants may apply for the School Administrator Base Certificate with Elementary and Secondary Endorsements (these three credentials are bundled). To be eligible for the School Administrator Certificate through MSU, an applicant must have completed (a) a master's degree in K-12 Administration at MSU after 2006 with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a passing score on program exit exams, or (b) an approved master's degree and an approved 18-credit core administrative studies program at MSU with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a passing score on program exit exams.

pdf View the MSU application for School Administrator certificate.

View Frequently Asked Questions about School Administrator Certificates