Education Graduate Programs

UM-Flint offers flexible and innovative graduate programs in Early Childhood, Educational Technology, Literacy Education, Special Education, and Educational Administration; a master's with secondary certification program based in Detroit; and education specialist and doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership.


Early Childhood Education (MA)

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.

Mathematics Education (MA) for Elementary and Early Childhood

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.

Inclusive Education (MA)

The Master of Arts in Inclusive Education is a unique degree dedicated to educators who want to improve the inclusive environment of their classroom, school, or district. The objectives of this program will benefit classrooms from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Education with Certification (MAC): Detroit Teacher Project

The Detroit Teacher Project (MAC), is for aspiring teachers who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and are interested in earning a master's degree with teacher certification. This full-time program is taught completely on-site in six Detroit-area high schools  with experiences in those high schools throughout the two-year program. Graduates of the program receive their master’s degree and are eligible for teacher certification in Michigan.

Educational Administration (MPA)

UM-Flint’s WebPlus Online/Weekend Program in Educational Administration provides you an ideal path to an advanced degree, with a unique blend of face-to-face interaction and convenient online coursework. Classes meet on campus the second Saturday of each month.

Educational Technology (MA)

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. 

Literacy Education (MA)

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.

Special Education (MA)

Choose to specialize in Learning Disabilities (SM endorsement) or Cognitive Impairments (SA endorsement), and master skills in assessment, program planning, and behavioral and instructional methods. Practicum experiences in both elementary and secondary settings. The program is aligned with Michigan Special Education Teacher Standards and nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

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.

Doctor Of Education (Ed.D)

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.