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K-12 Administration

Graduates of the K-12 Administration Program are prepared for careers as K-12 building and/or district level leadership roles. Students completing the K-12 Master’s or K-12 Certificate (previous Master’s required) will be qualified for a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Building Level Certification. Those completing a Specialist or Doctoral degree will be qualified for an MDE district level administrator endorsement.

Our mission is to provide a practice-based experience for students while providing quality learning with a faculty, many of whom have been practicing administrators, who are engaged in teaching, research, and service. Career opportunities in Public/Private K-12 leadership include:

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Curriculum Director
  • Dean of Students
  • Student Activities Director
  • Community Education Director
  • Educational Leadership Consultant

The Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as being approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for administrative certification and central office endorsement.

The program includes an internship experience at the appropriate administrative level in southeastern Michigan, although not limited to Michigan.

Classes are arranged for the practiced based learner in the evenings, weekend, week-long, hybrid, and some online formats.