Qualified and Creative

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.

Online, Weekend, and Evening Classes

Both the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Online and Post-Master's Certificate in K-12 Basic School Administration Online are arranged for working professionals with classes in the evenings, on weekends, and online. Both can be completed online.

Career Opportunities

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


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

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Department of Leadership & Counseling

304 Porter

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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