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Education, Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
Grand Valley State University's Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership offers emphasis areas in Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration. The program emphasizes theory, research, and practice in such areas as effective leadership, curriculum organization and improvement, personnel administration, finance, law, assessment, and other related topics.
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The Educational Leadership program prepares educators to serve as leaders in school buildings or districts. Both emphasis areas focus on effective leadership, curriculum organization and improvement, personnel administration, finance, law, assessment, instructional leadership, and more. The Special Education Administration emphasis additionally equips educators with the experience and skills needed to work in K-12 special education administrative settings.
Why Study Educational Leadership at Grand Valley?
- Career-oriented. The program opens up a number of career opportunities for professional educators.
- Service. The College of Education Student Information and Services Center provides centralized services for advising, program planning, field placement, and certification.
- Flexible. Evening, weekend, and summer classes make it easier for teachers and administrators to plan their schedules. Some classes are offered online.
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For More InformationCollege of Education
401 W. Fulton St, Building C
Deadline for fall semester is May 15; winter deadline is September 15; spring/summer deadline is February 15. Early application is strongly encouraged, those received after the deadline will be considered for the next cycle. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
Location & Format
Fully online or hybrid program that requires 3 face-to-face meetings per semester.Hybrid
All Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs require a minimum of 33 semester hours. To receive the M.Ed in Leadership, students must complete the College of Education foundations requirements and one of the emphasis areas.
Aside from an M.Ed. degree, other education programs are available. Visit gvsu.edu/coe/grad for details.
- P-12 teaching
- School administration
- Special education supervisor
- College level professional and administrative positions