The Master of Science in Educational Leadership at Ferris State University enables elementary and secondary educators to advance in their district and become educational leaders as building administrators. Successful completion of the program allows graduates to apply for the Michigan Department of Education for School Administrator Certificate.
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 two-semester 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.
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