2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Educational Leadership

Degree Type: Master of Science
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Educational Leadership, MS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Educational Leadership?

Students will complete a core of theoretical and experiential courses that will build the foundation for their administrative experiences. These courses combine the convenience of online learning with face-to-face class time to practice and enhance skills. Of prime importance is the structured internship wherein local districts will be required to sponsor and mentor administrative candidates. During this internship, students will apply theoretical concepts and build administrative skills; they will also be expected to develop and complete a comprehensive project that will benefit their sponsor district. This cooperative effort of local districts is intended to help alleviate the shortage of prospective administrators, especially in rural schools.

Career Opportunities

The program enables secondary and elementary educators to advance in their district salary schedules and become educational leaders as building administrators. Successful completers of the program are eligible to apply to Michigan Department of Education for Building Level Administrator Certificate.

More Information

School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Core

Educational Leadership
3
Curricular Supervision
3
Personnel Administration
3
School Business Management
3
School-Community Relationships
3
Administrative Practices
3
Leadership Internship
3

Education

School Law
3
Prin Data Driv Decision Making
4
Capstone
3