This program has been designed to empower organizational leaders to be innovative in their problem-solving process by applying research to develop effective evidence-informed solutions. Leaders will be prepared to have a positive leadership impact on P-12 schools, community colleges, public and private universities, and other related human service organizations.
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The Ed.D. requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree: 30 credits in the foundation core courses of the Madonna Ed.D. program and 30 credits in the Madonna Ed.S. Education Leadership program or 30 credits in an Ed.S. or an Ed.S. equivalency (evaluated by the Ed.D. admission committee), as demonstrated through a second Master’s in a leadership- related program from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) will prepare you for leadership positions within the central office.
This program follows national and State leadership standards and candidates are eligible for administrator certification in Michigan upon program completion.
B.S. Eastern Michigan University
M.A. Wayne State University
Ed.S. Wayne State University
Ed.D. Wayne State University
Leading to inspire learning, growth, and service! Experienced professor and superintendent with a demonstrated history of success and leadership in higher education and the education management industry. Strong organizational professional skilled in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Talent Development and Performance Improvement, Program Evaluation, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, and Public Speaking. Experienced professor with demonstrated history of developing and facilitating adult learning and scholarship in both online and face-to-face settings.
B.S. Wayne State University
M.A. Wayne State University
Ph.D. Wayne State University
Karen L. Obsniuk, Ph.D., is the Dean of the College of Education. She joined the faculty of Madonna University in 1996. Previously, she was an adjunct faculty, while working in K-12 schools as a teacher and school administrator. She completed her doctoral degree in Administration and Supervision, with a cognate in curriculum, and her M.A. in English Literature, at Wayne State University. She teaches in the areas of educational practice and action research
Her interests include educational change, K-12 student behavior, literacy intervention with at-risk students, and quality of work life issues for teachers. Her research has been mixed methods research primarily with pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, and EL learners. She is actively engaged in the field of education through her work at the State and local levels, serving on State committees and a local board.
B.S. Oakland University
M.A. Northern Michigan University
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Joy Oslund, Ph.D. is the Coordinator of Directed Teaching and an Assistant Professor in the College of Education. She joined the full time faculty of Madonna University in 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Teacher Education from Michigan State University. Her research interests include teaching elementary mathematics for social justice, using cooperative group work to promote equity in classrooms, and teacher learning. She serves on the board for the Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is actively engaged in organizations promoting anti-racism in schools.
B.S. Marygrove College
M.Ed. Marygrove College
Ph.D. Oakland University
Dr. Shahid teaches graduate courses in literacy education and the new Doctor of Education program. In addition, he teaches undergraduate teacher education courses in the Teacher Education Program. Dr. Shahid is a strong advocate for content area literacy, disciplinary literacy, culturally relevant teaching, critical literacy, social justice and culturally responsive teaching. He is a member of various professional educational organizations such as the International Reading Association, College Reading and Literacy Association and the Michigan Reading Association. Dr. Shahid is a frequent guest lecturer at various universities and educational conferences across the nation and in the Caribbean. He supports the charge for authentic, empowering, and transformative instruction for all children to foster a more literate citizenry. Dr. Shahid is a published scholar whose educational offerings deal with the importance of culturally relevant instruction and content area reading strategies.