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Graduate Catalog 2007-08 
Graduate Catalog 2007-08 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Specialist in Education in Educational Leadership

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Andrea Beach, Louann Bierlein Palmer, Walter Burt, Van Cooley, Joseph Kretovics, Dennis McCrumb, James Morse, Sue Poppink, Patricia Reeves, Jianping Shen, Charles Warfield, Gary Wegenke
Room 2217, Sangren Hall.

The Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) prepares persons for leadership roles in educational administration positions.  The Ed.S. is a terminal degree appropriate for students wishing to earn a post-master’s, but not doctoral, degree.  Persons seeking admission to the Ed.S. program should be definite about academic and professional goals and aspirations.  Students are cautioned that satisfactory completion of courses prior to admission to the Department program does not guarantee admission to the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Ed.S. program should review the application requirement found at www.wmich.edu/coe/elrt/edleadership/phd/docinfo.htm.  In addition to The Graduate College requirements, the Department requires the submission of an autobiography, sketch, 3 graduate reference forms, completion of a Summary of Leadership Experience form, an interview with at least two members of the Educational Leadership faculty, and review and acceptance by the faculty as a whole at a meeting scheduled for student admission. 

Program Requirements

A program of study consists of a minimum of 66 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree and leads to an Ed.S. degree and endorsement as a central office administrator or superintendent, if the appropriate electives are completed, and includes the following courses:

Additional Requirements

In addition, 24 semester credit hours of elective courses will be selected, with advisor approval, which will complement and broaden strengths and skills already acquired. Contact the Teacher Certification Officer at Western Michigan University to be sure you meet the State of Michigan requirements for Certification beyond satisfactory completion of the course work required. Persons wishing additional information are urged to speak with an advisor or with the Educational Leadership program area.

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