The Post-Master’s Certificate for Central Office/Superintendent Endorsement 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. The Central Office/Superintendent Endorsement typically requires the successful completion of the Basic Certificate in K-12 Administration, which may be earned as part of a Master’s and/or Specialist’s Degree Program or as a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University.

What You Will Learn

You will take courses in team building, consensus and data-driven decision-making, collective negotiations in education, educational facilities planning, human relations skills and administering human resources in education, leadership theory and practice, and advanced organizational theory. In addition, you will engage in an internship in educational administration, an opportunity for you to develop administrative skills by working under the direction of an experienced administrator.


Successful completion of this program, within the context of additional education and state requirements, are eligible to apply for the Michigan Department of Education Central Office (CO) endorsement. Certified teachers with this endorsement may work as superintendents, principals, assistant principals, or in other roles where the primary responsibilities are to administer instructional programs.

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