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Students wishing to develop leadership skills and serve as a superintendent or other central office administrator within a school district serving elementary and secondary students will want to pursue this program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology at Western Michigan University.
Students completing this concentration may also receive one or more endorsements indicating that they would have met the state requirements for various K-12 administrative certificates (e.g., superintendent; central office).
Note: To complete many K-12 content course assignments, and to have a mentor for an administrator internship, applicants must be employed within a K-12 setting OR have access to a school district setting.
- Required Program of Study (K-12) for students admitted prior to Fall 2018
- Required Program of Study (K-12) for students admitted Fall 2018 or later
Learn more about the overall PhD in Educational Leadership, including application information.
For questions about the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership: K-12 Leadership concentration, please contact Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer.