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FastTrackToAdministratorCertification


  • Do you a have a master's degree?
  • Do you need Michigan administrator certification for your current position or a future career in building-level administration?

Earn your administrator certification online in one year at Central Michigan University. You take one online course at a time and do your internship as you complete your courses.

Plus, financial aid is available.

Fast Track to certification is embedded in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership degree at CMU. If you already have a master's degree, you can take the certification core courses which include the required leadership internship and the Praxis SLLA examination. Your advisor will work with you to ensure that you only take the courses you need.

Certification Courses – 21 credits:

  • EDL 656 Public School Law
  • EDL 661 School and Community Relations
  • EDL 662 School Business Administration
  • EDL 670 The Principalship
  • EDL 690 Administration of School Curriculum
  • EDL 694 Educational Leadership Capstone
  • EDL 699 Leadership Internship*

*Portfolio option for those with three years of full-time administrative experience
Michigan's administrator certification requires a field experience. EDL 699 is included in the course sequence and fulfills this requirement. However, there is a portfolio option for those who have a master's degree, are currently working in a school leadership position of principal or higher, and have at least three years of full-time administrative experience. Call 877-268-4636 for more information.
 

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