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Higher Education Programs

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduate Certificate in College Teaching
  • The Graduate Certificate in College Teaching is designed to prepare students for a faculty teaching career in post-secondary education. The 15-credit hour certificate is intended for graduate students who desire preparation and training in the area of college teaching. Courses eligible for the certificate program include an assortment of topics relevant to teaching in higher education such as student background (adult learners and traditionally-aged students), classroom teaching theory and strategies, online/hybrid or distance education, the faculty role, and an internship in college teaching.

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  • ​​Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration
  • The Higher Education Administration program is most flexible in terms of allowing students to design their own programs in consultation with their advisor. The program is designed for those seeking leadership positions in colleges and universities.

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  • ​​Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • The Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills to educational leaders who seek to develop and refine their knowledge and skills to help transform through practice in the educational institution. The program emphasizes the application of scholarship (theory) to the improvement of educational practice. It is intended for individuals in educational leadership careers. Students accepted into the program will be part of a cohort. 

    The Ed.S. degree program was also designed for a seamless transition into the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership program if the applicant meets department requirements. Students entering the Doctor of Education program, who have an earned Specialist in Education degree in Educational Leadership from an approved institution, may receive up to a maximum of 27 credits toward the Doctor of Education. Remaining Doctor of Education requirements must be completed at Central Michigan University.

    NOTE: As of November 20, 2020, GRE use was suspended and will not be required for Fall 2021 admission. Once a student has completed the application progress, a writing sample with prompts will be emailed to students. Their submissions will be evaluated by EDL faculty using a shared rubric.

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College of Education and Human Services
Central Michigan University
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Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
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College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079