Education Specialist

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. 

Nicole Heidtman with professor and another graduating student

One aspect that I love about NMU is that connections with professors don’t automatically end after graduation. There are professors that I know will continue to mentor and guide me for the remainder of my career and continue to encourage me to do great things. I have always been, and continue to be, proud to be a Wildcat.

Nicole Heidtman, '19 (pictured right)

Master of Arts in Education


For the graduate-level student not electing to pursue a master of arts in education degree, the School of Education provides the opportunity for certification in these areas:

  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Administrator: K-12 Principal


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.

Contact Information

Apply now, request information, or reach out to us using one of the contact methods below. We're here and ready to help you on your graduate education journey.

Main: 906-227-1625