Oakland University

School of Education and Human Services

Education Specialist in Leadership


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Education Specialist

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Education Specialist: Leadership program is a nationally-recognized program that prepares you for principalship and central office administrative positions in K-12 schools. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards for school leaders are endorsed throughout your course of study. There are many reasons to consider the Education Specialist Program at OU: • The program follows a cohort model, with no more than 20 students per group • We focus on research and data analysis • You’ll form a mentorship with a recognized school leader • Classes are scheduled at convenient times for education professionals • Our faculty is renown The Education Specialist degree is a 22-month, cohort-structured program. Courses are generally scheduled on one week night and periodic Saturdays during the fall and winter terms. During summer term, courses meet two evenings per week. The action research project begins during the first semester and is presented during the final semester of the program.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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