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Education Specialist in Leadership

Program Details

Oakland University offers an online Education Specialist in Leadership with a K-12 Administrator Certificate ideal for teachers who want training in school district organizational practices.  The program utilizes a cohort structure for the purpose of increasing interaction between all members of learning communities.  Some key features of the degree include a mentorship and the creation of a portfolio.  Applicants should expect to devote 22 months to complete the program.

Oakland University’s online programs combine traditional education with new, innovative technologies that allow for students to complete all or most of their degree through computer coursework.  Online courses share many of the common features of traditional classes such as a teacher, peers, a syllabus, reading material, course activities, and evaluations.  The difference is that most participation occurs online rather than having face-to-face discussions in a classroom; for instance, students would discuss material on a threaded discussion board, or as part of a chat room.  Not all programs are completely online, so applicants should choose their degree programs appropriately.  Some students may appreciate a flexible blend of online and on-campus courses.  Online courses are usually synchronous in format (meaning that course work follows the same schedule as on-campus class equivalents and assignments are due on the same dates).

The Education Specialist is a 34 credit hour program.  Course requirements include: Internship Experience I and II, School as a Formal Organization; School Business Management, Educational Law, Professional Seminar; Curriculum and Staff Development, Program Assessment, Seminar on School/Community Development, Testing, Measurement and Data Analysis Techniques,  Action Research I and II, and Human Resource Management and Supervision.


Certificate in Global Integrated Systems Engineering

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission