The Education Specialist program primarily serves educators who aspire to become central office or district-wide school leaders. The Ed.S. serves educators who wish to advance beyond the master’s of arts degree. The program is designed so students who complete the degree may transfer up to 27 credits into Central Michigan University’s doctor of education degree (Ed.D.) program. Contact the School of Education for information on the next cohort.
Master of Arts in Education
Students have the option to chose from any of the following areas for the Master of Arts in Education program:
- Learning Disabilities
- Reading K-8
- Reading Specialist K-12
- Educational Administration: Administration and Supervision
- Educational Administration: Native American Education Administration and Supervision
- Educational Instruction
- Early Childhood Education
Pathway to licensure for individuals not living in the United States of America
Certified teachers may obtain an endorsement in learning disabilities, reading, or early childhood by pursuing a master of arts in education degree with a concentration in one of the specified areas. Those not seeking the master of arts in education degree may elect to pursue the endorsement only.