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.

Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of an MA or MS in an education-related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum overall graduate school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, 6.0 on a 9.0 scale, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of work experience in an educational setting

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Education (Education Specialist)

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program is designed to be completed in 18 months, consisting of two courses each semester beginning in a Fall semester.  The program includes two field-based practicum and culminates with the final practicum and capstone course in the Winter semester of the next academic year.  The on-campus component involves a full day meeting one Saturday a month for the duration of the program.  The remaining coursework is delivered online.  The field-based practicum engage students with practicing professionals in experiences and projects relevant to specific areas of leadership interest.


Fall Semester I
EDL 700 - Contemporary Leadership Issues in Education. 
EDL 701 - Survey of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. 
Winter Semester I
EDL 702 - Survey of School Reform. 
EDL 703 - Survey of Advanced Leadership. 
Spring/Summer Semester
Curriculum and Instruction:
EDL 740 - Curriculum Design. 
EDL 741 - Instructional Approaches.   
Educational Leadership:
EDL 750 - Topics in School Law. 
EDL 751 - Topics in School Finance, Budgeting, and Facilities Management.  

Fall Semester II
Curriculum and Instruction:
EDL 742 - Program Evaluation. 
EDL 761 - Practicum I.  
Educational Leadership:
EDL 752 - Advanced Supervision. 
EDL 761 - Practicum I.  

Winter Semester II
EDL 762 - Practicum II. 
EDL 790 - Capstone Seminar.  



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