Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

This online program prepares current and aspiring educational leaders for today’s dynamic schools.

You’ll develop a solid foundation in administrative practices, principalship, curriculum development and community relations. Your emphasis will broaden your knowledge in an area that matches your goals.

Choose from:

  • Supervision – for those interested in becoming a school principal with courses in educational administration, instructional supervision and leadership.
  • Rural education leadership – for those with a special interest in leading the diverse and widespread populations in today’s rural schools.
  • Charter school leadership – for those addressing the challenges and opportunities of leadership in charter schools, management companies and charter school authorizers.

The administrator certification you need to move up in Michigan schools is embedded in the program. The 21 credits in the seven core courses include the coursework, field experience, portfolio and exam required by the state for elementary and secondary, ES, administrator certification.

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to Michigan administrator certification!
Already have a master’s degree? Need Michigan administrator certification for your current or desired position? The 21 credits in the core courses can be completed online in one year and include all the elements you need to apply to the state for administrator certification.


The program is taught completely online, allowing you to take courses and interact with CMU’s experienced faculty from your own home on your own schedule. It also is offered at select CMU satellite locations in a hybrid cohort format. Call 877-268-4636 for information on current cohorts.

Download an information packet and learn more today!