Education Specialist Certificate (Ed.S.)

These Ed.S. certificate programs serve personnel who wish to pursue administrative positions in education, as well as practicing administrators who want to enhance their skills. The certificate can be a preliminary step toward a doctoral degree, and will allow for application to the Michigan School Administrator Certificate at the building level for elementary and secondary administrator K-12, central office administration, or approval for supervisor and director of special education, depending on the plan selected.

Concentrations

  • Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Central Office Administrator

Prerequisites

Students who have never been formally admitted to the Wayne State University Graduate School should complete an online application through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts of all college-level work, both undergraduate and graduate, should be mailed or sent electronically directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by the institution where the work was completed.

The admission application is online. It is for all students (new and returning), unless you are a current student in a graduate program at Wayne State University adding an additional program. For students adding an additional program, please use the College of Education Graduate Change of Status Application.

Course Requirements

  • Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12: for applicants with a Master's degree in a non-EDA field, includes Michigan elementary and secondary K-12 administrative certification
  • Special Education Administrator: for applicants pursuing special education administrator, approval includes supervisor/director of special education approval.
  • Central Office Administrator:

Curriculum

Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12

Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EDA 7625 Leadership, Administration and the Principalship 4
LDT 6135 Technology Applications in School Administration 2

Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EDA 7675 Public School Finance and Budgeting 4
EDA 8650 Staff Development and School Improvement 3

Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EDA 7660 Admin. Leadership in School-Community Relations 3
EDA 8990 Internship in Administration 3

Semester IV

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EDA 7690 Michigan School Law 4
ED 7998 Field Studies 3

Semester V

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 4
EDA 8630 Supervision 4

 

Special Education Administrator

Semester I – Fall

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EDA 7800 Administration and Supervision of Special Education 4
EDA 7660 Admin. Leadership in School-Community Relations and Public Relations 3

Semester II – Winter

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EDA 7810 Michigan Special Education Law 4
LDT 8135 Technology Applications in Central Administration 3

Semester III - Spring

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EDA 8630 Supervision of Instruction 4
EDA 7820 Emergent Policies in Special Education Administration 2

Semester IV – Fall

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
EDA 7830 Practicum in Special Education Administration and Supervision 3
EDA 8650 Staff and Development and School Improvement 3

Semester V - Winter

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 4
EDA 7675 Public School Finance and Budgeting 4

 

Central Office Administrator

Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EPS 9600 Seminar in Research & Theory of Administration 3
EDA 8620 School Personnel Administration OR EDA 7670 Economic Issues in Education 4

Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EDA 8630 Supervision 4
LDT 8135 Technology Applications in Central Administration 3

Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 3
EDA 8990 Internship in Administration 3

Semester IV

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 7
EDA 7670 Economic Issues in Education OR EDA 8620 School Personnel Administration 4
Elective 3

Semester V

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 6
ED 7998 Field Studies 3
Elective 3

 

Education Specialist in Special Education Administrator

Location: Online program

This concentration in Special Education Administrator leads to an education specialist (Ed. S.) certificate, which consists of 30 total credits that can be completed in five semesters. The program will allow for approval as a special education supervisor or director. Admission to the program is continuous, and the program is entirely online.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program may quality for Title IV funding under the Gainful Employment Act; please check with the Office of Financial Aid.

Details on College of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure - General Administration & Supervision.

Contact

Carla Harting, Ph.D.
Program coordinator 
313-577-1675
ae2562@wayne.edu

William Hill, Ed.D.
Interim assistant dean and assistant professor (clinical)
313-577-9316
ad2107@wayne.edu 

Erica Edwards, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
313-577-1676
eedwards@wayne.edu

Sarah Lenhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
313-577-0923
sarah.lenhoff@wayne.edu 

Ben Pogodzinski, Ph.D.
Associate professor
313-577-2413
ben.pogodzinski@wayne.edu 

Carolyn Shields, Ph.D.
Professor
313-577-1692
cshields@wayne.edu 

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