UM-Flint offers flexible and innovative graduate programs in Early Childhood, Mathematics Education for Elementary and Early Childhood, Educational Technology, Literacy Education, Inclusive Education, and Educational Administration; a master's with secondary certification program based in Detroit; and education specialist and doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.
Education Graduate Programs
UM-Flint’s Early Childhood Education program is developed for individuals who have or are seeking careers as teachers of young children, birth through eight years old. This program offers three different tracks to expand your early childhood education. Classes are held at UM-Flint's campus primarily in the evenings.
The program is flexible and relevant for current and future education professionals of all types such as teachers, instructional technologists, educational administrators, instructional designers in companies and non-profit organizations. Students will gain meaningful, practical grounding in tools and concepts related to the use of technology in educational settings.
UM-Flint’s Literacy Education program is developed for individuals who hold elementary or secondary teaching certificates, and offers courses that focus on issues and practices related to an integrated language arts curriculum. Literacy (MA) candidates engage with materials and ideas in practice to address the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds and school settings.
UM-Flint's Mathematics Education (MA) for Elementary and Early Childhood aims to build your teaching strategies in math while increasing student achievement in math. The curriculum includes mathematical topics such as: numeracy, matching, sorting, patterns, sets, counting, number operations, measurement, spatial relationships, shapes, geometry, additive reasoning, multiplicative reasoning, and fractions. The curriculum also includes the study of learning trajectories and pedagogical best practices for teaching mathematics.
The Education with Secondary Certification (MAC) program is for aspiring teachers who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and are interested in earning a master's degree with secondary teacher certification. This 20-month full-time program is clinically-based with a focus on experience in high schools located in challenging environments, such as those in urban, rural, and remote areas. Graduates of the program receive their master’s degree and are eligible for teacher certification in Michigan. Candidates qualifying for the state’s alternate route can begin employment after just one year.
UM-Flint’s Education Specialist degree is a post-master’s program which focuses on applied learning and preparation for executive leadership assignments. The program is designed to prepare practicing teachers and educational leaders to assume greater professional roles in their building and/or in administration and supervision.
UM-Flint’s Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership is a doctoral program that focuses on applied learning and preparation for executive leadership assignments. It is designed to prepare practicing teachers and administrators to assume greater leadership roles, to apply a broad base of scholarship to challenges in the field, and to actively contribute to the knowledge base of the profession.