Master of Education or Education Specialist Certificate – Wayne State University

Wayne State University-College of Education is offering a program to earn a Master of Education or Education Specialist Certificate leading to Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12.Certification. This program will prepare you for positions in administration, including principal, assistant principal, consultant, and more.

Classes begin in Wyandotte Fall 2018.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 • 3:30 p.m.
Theodore Roosevelt High School
540 Eureka • Wyandotte, MI 48192

For more information, contact:
Carla Harting, Ph.D., Program Coordinator • 313-577-1675 •
William Hill, Ed.D., Assistant Dean • 313-577-9316 •

Attend the session and receive an application fee waiver

Wayne State-Wyandotte Classes Flyer

Oakland University Six Credit Hours Course for Professional Certification Requirement

Beginning in Fall 2018, Oakland University offers an exciting opportunity to enroll in a 6-credit educational leadership course offered through the Department of Organizational Leadership.

This course is designed for teachers and administrators who need to fulfill the 6-credit professional certification renewal or advancement requirements.

Course Highlights:

  1. Earn 6-graduate credits through this cohort course offered over two semesters (October 2018-April 2019) in two, 3-credit modules; both modules are required and are taken in sequence as they comprise the total 6-credit experience.

Classes meet one Tuesday per month from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with online connections between face-to-face meetings.

Face-to-face classes held in the Bloomfield Hills School district at the Doyle Center (7273 Wing Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills).

  1. Course content focuses on effective leadership techniques& effective instruction.
  2. Course requirements include an assessment analysis/critique of a building or district initiative or program that connects with each participant’s professional role as either teacher or administrator; additional assignments include reviews of current research aligned with school leadership and a comprehensive personal and professional development plan.
  3. Tuition for each 3-credit module due at the beginning of each semester. No additional service fees other than tuition.  Graduate Tuition is $738 per credit hour.

For course and registration information, please contact:

Dr. Christine Abbott, Course Instructor   (248) 370-2636

Oakland University Flyer

Phone Number and Address Changes


We are pleased to announce that you do not need to drive to ASC to change your phone number or address anymore. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is visit the HR Blog and click on the Change of Phone Number and Address Form (found under “Important Forms and Links”).  We will receive you request immediately and make the necessary changes. You will automatically receive a receipt of your application to keep for your own records.

Name changes will still need to be done in person.

I wish you all a happy and relaxing summer break! We will be looking forward to seeing you in the fall.


Post Master’s Certificate (PMC)/Oakland University


The PMC in Higher Education Leadership is a 16-credit (4 course) program designed for current administrators who want to update and expand their knowledge of higher education, explore the social justice and transformational potential of colleges and universities, and hone their leadership skills.  Specifically, students will be able to advance their careers toward senior administrative positions in higher education.


Students’ goals are individual and vary, but many students want to deepen their understanding of higher education, prepare for future professional opportunities, and participate in fulfilling the social justice potential of colleges and universities.  Others are in positions outside of higher education who are considering a career change.
All classes meet on week nights starting at 5:30 P.M. to accommodate working professionals.
All applications for admission to the PMC begin with contacting Graduate Admission at


  • Fall Semester – July 15
  • Winter Semester – November 15
  • Summer Semester – April 15


Students in the Ph.D. or Ed.D. program at OU must complete a cognate in Higher Education Leadership.  All 16 credits earned completing the PMC apply to the doctoral cognate.


PMC students are eligible for financial aid, if they qualify.  For full information on financial aid eligibility and tuition rates, students should contact the Student Financial Services office at


Program Coordinator
Dr. Jana Nidiffer
(248) 370 – 4204

Visit our website 

Oakland University
Department of Organizational Leadership
AnnMarie LIndstrom
(248) 370-3070


Master or Education or Education Specialist Certificate Program

Wayne State-College of Education is offering a program for anyone who is interested in pursuing a Master of Education Degree or Education Specialist Certificate with a goal of obtaining Elementary and Secondary Administrator K-12 Certification. For more information, you can attend an information session at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Theodore Roosevelt High School
540 Eureka, Wyandotte MI 48192

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Administrator Certificate Changes

The Administrative Rules for Schools Administrators have been updated. All administrators should meet the State Guidelines for holding a school administrator position. Administrators are responsible for providing the Human Resources Department with the proof of compliance.

  • An individual hired as a school administrator on or before January 4, 2010, is now required to hold an “Experience-Based Administrator Certificate” for their current position.  The initial School Administrator Certificate for these school administrators will be issued without a fee, from January 1, 2018 through September 1, 2018. Beginning September 2, 2018 an application processing fee of $160 will be charged. Subsequent renewals will be consistent with MCL 380.1538 and the certificate fee structure. Additional information can be found in the School Administrator Experience-Based Certificate guidance document.
  • An individual hired as an administrator after January 4, 2010, is required to hold a valid Administrator Certificate for holding a school administrator position.
  • Newly employed administrator who are non-certified administrators, the new rules require districts to obtain an annual permit and demonstrate progress toward obtaining a School Administrator Certificate. Failure to meet ongoing requirements eliminate a school administrator’s eligibility for renewals of the permit.
    • Requirements:
      • The individual must, within 6 months of their hire date, enroll in a program leading to certification as a school administrator.  Enrollment must be verified by the provider and include evidence of payment of enrollment fees.
      • The program must be completed and certification must be issued within 3 years.
      • No extensions are available.

Important links:

School Administrator Certificates Changes

School Administrator Certificates

School Administrator Certificate Renewal

Experience-Based Administrator Certificate

Administrator Experience-Based Verification Form


Vacant Director Positions at Michigan Department of Education

 The Michigan Department of Education recently posted 3 vacant Director positions as indicated below:

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