Saginaw Valley State University

24 months
20577 USD/year
9514 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Education - Principalship degree (MEd) is designed for educators who are aspiring to become K-12 building principals.  This program is aligned with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and focuses on improving student achievement through organizational and instructional leadership. 


Major emphasis throughout this curriculum is on field experience, cutting-edge technology, leadership and global thinking.  Centered on current research and best practices, this program links theory and practice and provides opportunities to develop these skills through problem-based learning, reflective practice, real-world case studies, field experiences and projects that enable the integration of knowledge and experience in real-world settings.  The utilization of technology, data analysis and data-informed decision making skills are embedded throughout the curriculum.  

  • The Principalship program is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for the Administrator Certificate with a Building-Level Endorsement.
  • Students are admitted to this program as a cohort group allowing them to progress through the program as a team, enabling collaboration and a community of support.
  • This program is designed to be completed within 24 months.   Courses are delivered in a hybrid format, a combination of on-line, in-class and field-work meeting a maximum of 5 times per semester.
  • Field-based projects with a university presence are incorporated throughout the coursework allowing application of solutions to immediate issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  School Leadership in a Changing World 
  • Analysis & Digital Skills 
  •  Leading School Improvement 
  •  Data Informed Decision Making
  •  School Management & the Legal Environment
  •  Ethics, Diversity, & School Leadership
  •  Leading Organizational Change 
  • Leading an Instructional Culture 
  • Leader Impact on Student Achievement 
  •  School/Family/Community Outreach 
  • School Building Leadership Capstone 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application for graduate admission (non-refundable application fee required).
  • Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • A current resumé.
  • A one-page statement of accomplishments and academic goals.
  • Three letters of professional reference.
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20577 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20577 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9514 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9514 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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