12 months
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1465 USD/credit 48345 USD/year
1465 USD/credit 48345 USD/year
825 USD/credit 27225 USD/year
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About

The Educational Leadership program of University of Michigan - Dearborn   develops the next generation of principals and school administrators. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Educational Leadership program of University of Michigan - Dearborn is designed to prepare students for roles in PK-12 school leadership. The program is approved by the Michigan Department of Education and meets MDE Standards for the Preparation of School Principals. Successful program completers are eligible, upon recommendation by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, to apply for the Michigan School Administrator Certificate. 

The MAEL curriculum emphasizes the knowledge and skill base required to meet the opportunities and challenges of PK-12 school administration. 

The courses are designed to develop educational leadership competency and skills in organizational administration, curriculum development, instructional leadership, personnel, finance, applications of technology, school community relations, data analysis, legal and regulatory issues, and program evaluation. An internship in educational administration is required in the final year of the program. Courses are offered in the evening and in hybrid/online format to accommodate the working professional.

What will I learn?

MDE Standards for the Preparation of School Principals:

  • A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administration of Human Resources
  • Legal & Regulatory Issues in Education
  • Internship in Educational Administration
  • School Budgeting & Finance 
  • Curriculum Deliberation & Development
  • School and Community Relations

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

Credits

33 SCH

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Valid state of Michigan elementary or secondary teaching certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48345 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48345 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    27225 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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