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Why Study Educational Leadership through the Graduate Program at Madonna University?

  • Small class sizes offer more personal instruction
  • Perfect for part-time students with a full-time work commitment
  • Offered all online or on campus
  • Rigorous program with an excellent reputation
  • Promotes a collaborative leadership approach

The Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed to meet the need for leaders in diverse educational settings. You will develop collaborative leadership skills to aid in working with families, faculty, and community members to achieve individual and institutional goals. Gain an understanding of how, as an administrator, you can influence the political, social, economic, and cultural context of K-12 education. Learn to nurture and sustain a school culture conducive to student learning and staff growth. Prepare to be an effective education administrator and visionary leader, while building a professional network with fellow students and instructors. Upon program completion, you will be eligible for K-12 building administrator certification in Michigan.

Career Opportunities      Grad School Programs   Employers of Alumni
Elementary or Secondary Principal   Educational Specialist      Public schools and agencies in the tri-county Metro Detroit area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas
General Education Teacher   Autism Spectrum Disorders   Private schools and agencies in the tri-county Metro Detroit area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas

 

  Learning Diabilities   Parochial schools and agencies in the tri-county Metro Detroit area, greater Michigan, out-of-state, and overseas

 

  Curriculum & Instruction    
    Online Teaching and eLearning    
    Educational Technology    

 

  Literacy Education    

Angela Kraetke

Christen Mcmillan

Lisa Diebel
Why did you choose Madonna University?
I chose Madonna University because it was close to home and it had an excellent reputation.

What do you think makes the experience and education at Madonna Special?
All of my professors were extremely dedicated and passionate professors.  They truly cared about students, which included me the student and the students I would be entrusted with.  The small class size was also a plus for personalized attention.

What have you been doing since graduation, career wise? (graduate school, employer?)
When I first graduated 11 years ago, I started working at Plymouth High School in their FCS department.  I was there for seven years and then I moved over to East Middle School.  I have been here for five years.  Just recently I accepted a position at Ohio University as an associate lecturer and program coordinator.  I will start at OU in August of 2016.

How has your Madonna degree played a role in your current position?
My Madonna degree has led me to a new challenge in my career.  I will be lecturing and also responsible for growing a department.

What has been your most rewarding professional or personal experience since graduating?
My most rewarding experience is that I now will have the opportunity to be like the professors that so greatly inspired me.  It is my turn to inspire the next generations of educators.

Crystal Nowka 
Why did you choose Madonna University? 
Small class sizes, excellent reputation, close to home

What do you think makes the experience and education at Madonna Special?
Without a doubt the professor-student ratio. Small class sizes were a major factor when choosing a university to attend. It is not often that you develop a personal relationship with your college professors, let alone the Dean of the College of Education; at Madonna- I did! .

What have you been doing since graduation, career wise? (graduate school, employer?)
I attended graduate school (at Madonna University) and I have been a secondary educator since graduating with my Bachelor's degree from MU. I have also obtained my Administration Certification from MU.

How has your Madonna degree played a role in your current position?
My Madonna degree prepared me for the challenges of pursuing a job; I was hired immediately following graduation for the first teacher position I applied for. Madonna also prepared me in the content area of reading and literacy practices that were later required of every teacher in state of Michigan, meaning teachers had to attend a class in addition to their certification renewal. I already had the knowledge due to the rigorous course work of Madonna University. The same circumstances apply to my graduate degree from Madonna University.

What has been your most rewarding professional or personal experience since graduating?
My most rewarding moment as a high school teacher occurred last year. A former student decided to drop out of school in order to enter the work force prior to graduation. After having built a positive relationship with this student, I was able to convince that student of the importance of earning a high school diploma and higher education. He graduated in June and has aspirations of attending college in the near future.