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  • Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration (Southeast Michigan)


    Birmingham, MI (Seaholm High School)


    MSU's College of Education offers the Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration designed for educational administrators in the central office and at the school level, as well as for classroom teachers and others interested in the practice of administration. Candidates take courses in Educational Administration and general professional study in education, including a culminating research course. Throughout this 30-credit program, students gain: a broad appreciation and understanding of educational systems in social, economic, historical, and normative perspective as one basis for the proper exercise of administrative leadership; an understanding of central issues in teaching and learning as the core concern of schools; increased inquiry skills; and opportunities to use these skills on representative and crucial problems of administrative practice.



    This 30 credit (10 course) program is divided into 4 areas:                                                                                                                   

    Area I: Learning Leadership Core

    • EAD 800, Organizational Theory in Education, 3 credits
    • Elective, 3 credits

    Area II: Inquiry and Reflection

    • EAD 854, Inquiry for School Leaders, 3 credits
    • EAD 855, Research in Educational Administration, 3 credits

    Area III: Internship

    • EAD 820, Internship in Educational Leadership 1, 3 credits (includes 100 hours working with a mentor in his/her school and monthly cohort meetings)

    Area IV: Emphasis in Leadership: Elective credits connected to the student's professional and career needs, providing more in-depth study, and approved by the student's advisor. These credits are chosen from courses within the EAD K-12 Program, courses within EAD, courses outside the department, and field experiences or independent studies.

    • EAD 801, Leadership and Organizational Development (Online Course)
    • EAD 810, Use of Technology in Administration (Online Course)
    • EAD 852A, Elementary and Middle School Administration (Birmingham)
    • EAD 852B, Secondary School Administration (Birmingham)
    • EAD 853A, Legal, Fiscal, and Policy Environment of Schools (Birmingham)
    • EAD 853B, Schools, Families, and Communities (Birmingham)
    • EAD 853C, Instructional Supervision (Birmingham)

    Please refer to the Schedule of Courses to locate the correct course section, as well as current course offerings. Off-campus courses are designated as sections 701-729; online courses are designated as sections 730-739; overseas courses are designated as sections 750-799.

  • Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Instruction Degree Program


    MSU's College of Education offers a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy and Language Instruction for competent and dedicated teachers in K-12 classrooms who recognize the significance of language and who desire to learn more about the processes that help students achieve high levels of competence in language and literature. Those interested in the social, psychological, and cultural foundations of literacy and the role of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in teaching and learning can also benefit from the curriculum. This program provides a balance of theory, research, and practice designed to develop literacy leaders at the school and district levels and for government, business, and private settings where literacy is a concern.


    The program consists of 33 credits, which are approved by the student's academic adviser after admission to the program. The requirements for the program must be completed within five years, and are distributed among four areas of study: The Proseminar Strand, Educational Foundations of Literacy, Methodological Foundations of Literacy, and an Area of Specialization and/or an Elective course. Selected courses in this program are also offered online and in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Traverse City, Michigan (see Schedule of Courses for this information). The courses are distributed as follows:

    Proseminar Strand (6 credits)

    Proseminar I: Historical Bases for Literacy Instruction
    TE 840, 3 credits

    Proseminar II: Literacy Leadership
    TE 873, 3 credits

    2. Educational Foundations in Literacy (3 credits)

    Students must take one 3-credit course from within the College of Education, focusing on history, philosophy, learning, development, social and cultural foundations, or curriculum development.

    3. Methodological Foundations of Literacy (15 credits)

    Advanced Methods of Elementary School Reading
    TE 842, 3 credits

    Reading, Writing, and Reasoning in Secondary School Subjects
    TE 843, 3 credits

    Classroom Literacy Assessment
    TE 844, 3 credits

    Advanced Methods for Teaching Language Arts
    TE 847, 3 credits

    Methods and Materials for Teaching Children's and Adolescent Literature
    TE 849, 3 credits

    4. Area of Specialization (6-9 credits)

    These courses should reflect a reasonable specialization on some area of literacy. The courses can come from within or outside the College. Students should work with their adviser to put together an area of specialization that makes sense, given their career goals.

    5. Elective Course (3 credits)

    Please refer to the Schedule of Courses to locate the correct course section, as well as the current course offerings. Off-campus courses are designated as sections 701-729; online courses are designated as sections 730-739; overseas courses are designated as sections 750-799.

  • Teaching Science Outdoors: Program for Elementary Teachers (July, August 2017)


    • July 17-20, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    • July 24-27, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
    • July 31-August 3, 2017: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


    • Session 1: July 17 - 20, 2017: Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, Michigan, 49060
    • Session 2: July 24 - 27, 2017: Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
    • Session 3: July 31 - August 3, 2017: Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, Michigan, 49060


    Teaching Science Outdoors (TSO) brings elementary teachers to the biological station and allows them to practice science in a variety of outdoor habitats.  Next Generation Science Standards and technology (ipads, website and google docs) are incorporated throughout the experience.  Teachers develop skills to adapt existing science curriculum for the outdoor classroom, conduct active research on their own pedagogy and build a network of resources to refer back to once they return to the classroom.

    After the workshop participants will be eligible for a ecological schoolyard assessment and schoolyard improvement grants.  Participants will be invited to join monthly webinars to share their experiences with other participants and the leadership team.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)


    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)


    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

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