This degree program is a joint offering between the Department of Educational Leadership and the Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies. Applicants to the Master of Education in teacher leadership degree program apply through Graduate Admissions.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
Students will become part of a cohort for the two years of the program. Courses will be delivered through Saturday classroom sessions as well as podcasts, on-site visitation and online instruction.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
- Goal statement
- A copy of the teaching certificate
Admission review and assessment
Admission to graduate study at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.
Applicants for the Master of Education in teacher leadership will be selected based on experience, especially leadership experience, as reflected in an analysis of several criteria:
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
- A teaching certificate
- Ready access to K-12 classrooms
- At least one year K-12 teaching experience
- Requirements for recommendations
The two Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms from individuals in a supervisory relationship to the applicant
- A statement of professional goals
- Communication skills commensurate with graduate-level scholarship.