This 30 credit concentration in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University is designed for graduate students who desire to develop and enhance their leadership skill in areas outside of K-12 education. It is designed for students who work in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, universities and other organizations in which educational activities occur. Please note it does not lead to a recommendation to receive the Michigan K-12 administrator certificate and basic principal endorsements.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Admission decisions take about four weeks from the time when all material is received.
Program course requirements
Unless otherwise noted all courses are three credit hours.
EDLD 6020: Educational Leadership, Systems and Change
EDLD 6060: Advanced Systems Thinking
EDLD 6791: Educational Leadership Master's Seminar, one credit
EDLD 6792: Capstone Experience, two credits
EDLD 6650: Principles and Practices of Adult Learning
OLP 6410: Fundamentals of Needs Analysis
OLP 6440: Organizational Effectiveness and Learning
EMR 5400: Fundamentals of Evaluation, Measurement and Research
EMR 6420: Program Evaluation
Electives: approved by advisor, six credits
Program total: 30 credits
*Be aware that some of the required courses are only available at WMU's main Kalamazoo campus, with some at the regional locations.
For more information
Please contact Dr. Dennis McCrumb, the educational leadership master's degree program coordinator, if you have any questions.