The Specialist of Arts Degree in Educational Studies will prepare educators from a variety of community organizations (P-12 schools, higher education, and other community contexts) to engage in effective research and practice of teaching and learning. The program consists of two primary strands, one that concentrates on developing educators for P-12 learners, and a second that prepares educators for post-secondary learners.

What You Will Learn

Eastern Michigan University’s advanced professional education programs support inquiry, advocacy and leadership in education for a diverse and democratic society. This program will leave you with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and attitudes to deliver a continuum of habilitative/rehabilitative services to persons with special needs, and to their families, within a diverse society.


As a graduate of the Specialist of Arts Degree program, you are prepared and credentialed to become a university faculty member, higher education administrator, or research scientist. You will be empowered to excel in various leadership roles.

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