The State of Michigan K-12 School Administrator Certification is a state-supported post-master’s professional development option for prospective and current educators who seek enhanced training in school and/or district leadership, management and instruction. This credential, reinstated by legislative approval in January 2007, coincides with an ongoing process of Michigan state certification available through designated post-secondary institutions (including Eastern Michigan University) for the Basic (Initial) Certificate in K-12 Administration (school/assistant principal licensure). The Central Office/Superintendent Endorsement typically requires the successful completion of the basic (initial) school principal certificate.
The Basic Certificate in K-12 Administration may also be earned as part of the Master’s and/or Specialist’s Degree Program or as a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. The district level leadership endorsement may be earned as part of the Specialist Degree Program in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University or as a Post-Master’s Certificate also.
The Central Office/Superintendent Endorsement Certificate requires 21 hours (minimum) of EMU Educational Leadership Specialist program courses (with an approved master’s degree) to be determined with the program advisor. Theses courses must meet the requirements of EMU’s state approved program.
The admission process for the post-master’s certificate is as follows:
For more information about the program, admissions, etc., contact the department head or visit www.emich.edu/coe/lc.
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21 credit hours (minimum) of required EMU educational leadership specialist program courses (with an approved master’s degree) typically along with the basic (Initial) certificate in K-12 administration (principal/assistant principal licensure) to be determined with the program advisor. The 2 credit hour Administrative Internship is required in addition to coursework, if the candidate has not served in an official Central Office capacity. Courses must have the approval of the program advisor prior to the beginning of the program.