This performance-oriented program emphasizes research, theory, and practice in such areas as:
Many courses are offered in the weekend leadership academy. The Educational Leadership program meets NCATE accreditation standards and the guidelines of the Council of Chief State School Officers
Comments from northern Michigan alumni in the Ed Leadership program:
It's great to have to travel less...in order to get a degree from a great university like Grand Valley.
-Jodi Preston, Onaway Junior High School, Onaway
I found the program to be practical, convenient, and of the highest quality. I appreciate GVSU bringing a quality program to us and fitting it into our work and family lives.
-Mary Jason, Principal, Boyne City High School
The work from each class is instantly useful and fits into our professional life. Classmates who were strangers became a professional network of very close friends.
-Natasha Bailey, Ottawa Elementary, Petoskey Public Schools
I liked the accessibility; Grand Valley brought the program to us. Plus, the network we have created among educators here in Northern Michigan has been tremendous.
-Jim Rummer, Dean of Students, Petoskey High School
Social Foundation Courses. Select One (3 credits):
Emphasis Area Courses (18 credits):
Practicum (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits each):
Administrative Internship (Prerequisite EDL 685 A) ( 3 credits):
Research Foundation Course (Prerequisite to ED 693/695):
Capstone (Application form required. Apply in advance. Advisor approval required) (3 credits) (Select One):
Application deadlines (Practicum/Thesis/Project): February 15 for spring/summer, May 15 for fall, September 15 for winter semester.