Effective January 4, 2010, Administrator Certification became mandatory in the State of Michigan. Administrator Certification requires the completion of a master’s degree or higher from an approved program in educational leadership or administration offered by an institute of higher education (IHE). There are two basic endorsements available on the initial certificate (i.e. Elementary/Secondary Administrator K-12 (Building-level) or Central Office (District-level)].
Superintendents, principals, assistant principals and other administrators (including Supervisors/Directors of Special Education) whose primary responsibility is administering instructional programs employed as a school administrator after January 4, 2010, must hold a valid Administrator Certificate.
The following options are available for elementary/secondary certified teachers seeking this certification:
While the above information represents the most current advising information available, be aware that certain factors may change affecting the validity of this information, such as changes mandated by the Michigan Department of Education. For this reason, students MUST consult a faculty advisor frequently throughout the duration of their program.
James E. Tarr, Ph.D.
Acting Assistant Dean & Professor
Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.
College of Education Dean's Office
Gilbertson Hall, North 275
University Center, MI 48710
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.