National Center for Education Statistics
The recent economic and political climate has made school administration more challenging than ever. Now, more than ever, school administrators need a distinctive advanced degree.
Western Michigan University's Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Leadership prepares leaders for roles in educational organizations including K-12 schools, higher education, governmental agencies and professional associations. The graduate curriculum is based on a "Performance Driven Leadership" (PDL) model.
Specializations in K-12 School Principal Leadership and K-12 Teacher Leadership are available at WMU regional locations. The K-12 Principal Leadership concentration is also available entirely online, beginning fall 2016.
The engaging faculty and staff at WMU's College of Education and Human Development are dedicated to your success, bringing extensive educational leadership experience to the program.
This degree meets the Michigan K-12 Administrator Certification requirements, NCATE accreditation standards, and the guidelines of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). It is also a Michigan State Board of Education Approved Principal Preparation Program.
If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer paid tuition.
Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 50 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.