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Department of Educational Administration

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K-12 Educational Administration

Michigan State University’s programs in K-12 Administration and Leadership prepare educators for prominent leadership and policy roles in schools and educational organizations locally, nationally and internationally.

Preparing the next generation of school leaders

Throughout all our programs—including master’sEd.D. and Ph.D. options—students are encouraged to study and build their careers to make a difference throughout classrooms, policy and beyond.

Led by renowned faculty

Students will collaborate with nationally recognized faculty working on critical issues in school leadership and improvement, educational policy, international education and related areas.

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Among the best

U.S. News & World Report in its annual graduate program rankings has consistently ranked the MSU College of Education across its program areas.

In the most recent 2022 U.S. News Rankings, MSU’s programs in educational administration ranked #1 in the nation.


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Making a Difference

Our programs work with external and internal programs to make a lasting change on schools and communities. We are committed to working hands-on in classroom environments in urban contexts and beyond.

In the college, we work with the Office of K-12 Outreach to design informative and relevant professional development for Michigan educators.


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K-12 Administration Information
620 Farm Lane, Room 402 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
P: (517) 353-8480 F: (517) 884-1392