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K-12 Educational Administration

Michigan State University

12 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate degree programs in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University are designed to prepare persons for leadership positions in elementary and secondary education in the United States and other nations. The master's degree program in K–12 educational administration is designed to prepare individuals for administrative positions in schools and school districts.


The College of Education at Michigan State University is a community of students, educators and researchers prepared to meet the challenges of education and kinesiology. K-12 Educational Administration is committed to improving practice in schools and communities together through exemplary research, teaching and service. With an intensive five-year teacher preparation program, rigorous undergraduate study in kinesiology and athletic training, and several nationally ranked graduate programs, the College of Education prepares leaders ready to make an impact on learning and human development around the world.

Learning outcomes

Under the guidance of renowned administrators and faculty members in four departments, students have opportunities to pursue or advance careers in teaching (elementary, secondary and special education), educational administration, higher education, research, policymaking, student affairs, rehabilitation counseling, school psychology, fitness training, sport leadership, and health care fields e.g., preparation for physical therapy, work as a physician assistant or attending medical school. Degree programs are offered on-campus, online and in hybrid formats, which blend face-to-face and online learning. See program sections for details on programs available.

The College of Education has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation and world, particularly within the contexts of urban and global education. The faculty remains committed to addressing the educational and physical needs of all people across the life span, and to working closely with educators, leaders and policymakers in the field.Innovative teacher education programs, outstanding faculty, relationships with practicing professionals and strong research opportunities make the MSU College of Education a dynamic place for learning to teach and contribute to the fields of education and kinesiology. The college is proud to claim more than 64,000 alumni, each touching lives in their own way around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership for Urban Education
  • Policy studies
  • International Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Graduate Education application portal
  • Provide information for at least two recommenders.
  • Upload a PDF version of your professional resume listing each activity that accounts for your time since earning a bachelor’s degree (e.g., employment, military service, travel). Be sure to include the type of activity, name of your employer, city/state, and dates. List the most recent activity first.
  • Upload your PDF version of your personal statement.
  • Send one copy of official transcript showing any confirmed Bachelor's degrees (and Master's degree, if obtained) from an accredited institution. If confirmed degree is not stated on the transcript, provide a certified copy of the degree certificate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14144 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

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.


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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