Most of the programs in Educational Leadership benefit working professionals who want to develop as leaders ready to handle the many educational challenges facing institutions and organizations in an era of accountability. Students will be better prepared for current and future challenges and be more competitive in the job market.
Classes are taught using an evening, weekend or concentrated summer format with some online courses available (the entire K-12 leadership master’s program can be taken online). Most master's degree classes are available at the main Kalamazoo campus and at regional campuses in Grand Rapids, and Battle Creek. Post master's and doctoral classes are available at the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids regional campuses. The K-12 concentrations are aligned with the Michigan K-12 administrator certificate requirements.
Master of Arts in educational leadership
The Master of Arts in educational leadership degree is based on a performance-driven leadership model in which students actively participate in a variety of activities designed to prepare them for the challenges faced by today's educational organizations.
- Higher education and student affairs leadership
- K-12 principal and interscholastic athletic administration
- K-12 school principal leadership
- K-12 Teacher Leader (moving to teaching, learning and educational studies department Fall 2018)
- Educational and global leadership (formerly organization and global leadership)
Certificate in higher education and student affairs
The certificate in higher education and student affairs is designed for full-time professionals working in student affairs or related administrative areas who do not have the academic background or training in higher education, or graduate students enrolled in another master’s program who demonstrate commitment to and experience working in higher education.
School Administrator Certificate: Central Office Endorsement
More information to come soon. Certificate program coming fall 2018.