Earn your University of Michigan graduate degree in a blended online/on-site format right in Clarkston

Who Can Enroll?

Open to all educators in any district within Oakland Schools as well as neighboring schools. APPLICATION FEE VOUCHER: All those who apply to one of these programs through Clarkston recruitment efforts receive a $55 application fee voucher.

Graduate Programs Offered

  • Educational Administration (Master of Public Administration): Designed for school principal and leadership preparation. This program equips educators with the tools and concepts necessary for successful administration and an informed perspective on the range of situations confronting PK-12 education. Courses meet online and the third Saturday of each month in Clarkston. Total credits: 36. Begins September 2018. 
     
  • Educational Specialist (Ed.S.): 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 school administrators to assume greater professional roles in their building and/or in administration and supervision. Courses meet online and the third Saturday of each month in Clarkston. Total credits: 30. Begins September 2018.
     
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics Education for Elementary & Early Childhood Educators: Focused on improving the mathematics teaching in preschool and elementary classrooms, courses concentrate on mathematical topics relevant to preschool and elementary classrooms and pedagogy. Courses meet in person for two one-week, face-to-face summer sessions; fall and winter classes combine online learning and some in-person Saturday meetings on campus. Total credits: 35. Begins July 2018.  

Location for the on-site courses

Renaissance High School/Community Education Center, 6558 Waldon Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

Meeting dates 

Most of the coursework is done online. Occasional visits to the Clarkston Education Center are required (schedule through Fall 2018 below). All in-person classes run 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lunch provided for each class.

  • Educational Administration:

    • Third Saturday of each month, Fall 2018 dates: September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
  • Education Specialist:
    • Third Saturday of each month, Fall 2018 dates: September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
  • Math Education:
    • Summer 2018 Cohort Schedule: Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20 & Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27. (Summer courses must begin in Flint)
    • Fall 2018 Saturdays: September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1. (A portion of the fall courses may take place in Flint)

Costs

Rates for 2018-19 to be set by Board of Regents in June, 2018.

  • Current Rates: $578.50 per credit hour (MI residents)
  • Online course fee: $29.00 per credit hour
  • Student fee: $167.00 per semester
  • Program fee: $60-$120 per semester (depends on program)
  • Scholarships: Students are eligible to apply for scholarships before June 1

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