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Central Office (District-level) Endorsement plus Education Specialist degree

[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)].

Upon completion of all program requirements, students must submit a completed Endorsement application on the MOECS website at to obtain this additional 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.

Last Updated: September 26, 2011