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“Today’s Students Need Leadership Training”
The Chronicle of Higher Education 12-5-2010
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The Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) followed by the Doctor of Education degree program is recommended for K-12 school leaders.
Designed for upper-level administrators at the K-12 level including:
This degree is currently offered at our Saginaw, MI Center.
Admission to the Ed.D. program after successful completion of the EdS program is not automatic. Students must take the GRE, submit the official scores to CMU, and apply to the EdD Program.
A complete list of the components of the Ed.D. application and portfolio can be found here.
An interview may also be required of applicants in the Ed.S. followed by the Ed.D. program.
Progress through the program is based on obtaining satisfactory grades ( a 3.25
GPA overall), passing written and oral comprehensive exams, and completing a
This 33-credit-hour program can open doors for positions in school leadership.
This program also meets Michigan State Certification Requirements for the
Central Office Endorsement.
Select either Plan A or Plan B:
Twenty-seven of the credits earned from the Ed.S. degree transfer to the Ed.D.
degree. The Ed.D. program is an additional 36 credit hours and encompasses 6
hours of research requirements, 15 hours of academic core courses, qualifying
exams, and a dissertation.
Students will be expected to take written qualifying exams upon the completion
of their academic core courses. Comprehensive review of all program materials is
completed with the successful defense of the student’s dissertation proposal. At
this point, students are advanced to candidacy.
The student will complete three steps in the dissertation process:
Where Is This Offered?
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Join us anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. for an information session on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at CMU’s Saginaw Center, 6200 State Street, Suite 4, Saginaw, MI 48603 to learn more about the Ed.S./Ed.D. degree programs. Staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions, so drop in anytime.
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