Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration
The Masters program in K-12 Educational Administration prepares aspiring educators for leadership positions in public, charter and private school settings. The program is committed to developing school-level leadership for powerful and equitable teaching and learning and to ensuring students meet the state standards for leadership preparation. Most students complete the program in 2-3 years while working. Successful graduates qualify to apply to the Michigan Department of Education for Administrator Certification with Elementary and Secondary Endorsements.
Now in Three Locations
Starting fall 2013, this program will be offered in three locations. At two of these locations, on MSU’s main campus in East Lansing and at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, the Masters program in K-12 Educational Administration is well established and continues to train effective school leaders for Michigan. In fall 2013, we will launch a third location at the MSU Detroit Center in Detroit, Michigan, where our core classes will be purposefully tailored to the particular needs of urban school leaders.
At all three sites, the K-12 Educational Administration Masters program accommodates full and part-time students and uses evening and online formats for its courses. The program locations in Birmingham and Detroit are almost totally presented in a hybrid course format.
Based on the requirements of state standards, student feedback, and scheduling needs, the MA in K-12 Educational Administration will undergo some schedule and requirement changes for students. EAD 853 Education Finance and EAD 852 Principalship are required classes. All classes will be 3-credit offerings.
Core studies challenge students to progressively develop knowledge and skills for effective school-level leadership including:
- Leadership practices responsive to contemporary demands for ambitious instruction, student achievement and school accountability;
- The improvement and management of school organizations;
- The use of inquiry to understand relationships between teaching, learning and school organizations;
- The use of data for formative and summative assessment, planning and decision-making;
- Understanding Michigan school finance policy and the effective allocation of school resources;
- The development of teachers and teacher learning communities;
- The promotion of in-depth understandings of the cultural and social contexts in which students live and learn;
- Personal leadership development through ongoing apprentice learning activities and a year-long internship (designed for working educators);
- Preparing and interviewing for competitive leadership positions.
Beyond core studies students choose elective courses, through which they develop the knowledge and skills needed for specific career directions, including:
- Leadership for Urban Education
- Policy studies
- International Education
A full listing of current courses including dates, times, and room locations is at http://schedule.msu.edu/. Choose a semester and EAD Educational Administration.