The 100% online, asynchronous Educational Leadership Endorsement (PK-12) program will prepare and develop the finest building administrators in the field of educational administration. The coursework will strengthen candidate knowledge in the following areas:

  • Mission, vision, and improvement
  • Ethics and professional norms
  • Equity and cultural responsiveness
  • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Community of care and support for students
  • Professional capacity of school personnel
  • Professional community for teachers and staff
  • Meaningful engagement of families and community
  • Operations, management, and school improvement.

The course of study compliments the Adrian College Ribbons of Excellence and may position graduates for advancement in school districts, leading to higher pay and job security.

The program leads to the Michigan PK-12 Building Administration Endorsement (ES). Students completing this program may also elect to complete a Master of Education in Educational Leadership by completing two additional courses: T ED506 (Research in Education) and T ED507 (Project/Thesis).

Flexible Format

  • 24 credit hours
  • 100% online program
  • Cohort-based model
  • Mixture of 4-, 8-, and 15-week courses
  • Imbedded internships
  • Completion in 12 months

No GRE required

Teachers Deserve a Break Discount Program

Over the past few years, Adrian College has carefully monitored the value of this program to our Michigan and Ohio teachers and administrators. In order to improve affordability, introduce greater flexibility, and make the Master of Education program more accessible for Michigan K-12 educators, we are excited to offer a special discounted tuition program to Michigan and Ohio educators called Teachers Deserve a Break. Any Michigan and Ohio teacher or administrator will only pay 50% of the Adrian College tuition rate and may take up to 18 graduate credit hours in this tuition discount program. After the 18th credit hour, Michigan and Ohio teachers and administrators are automatically eligible for admission through application to the Master of Education program.

Adrian College is proud to support educators and invites all Michigan and Ohio K-12 teachers and administrators to apply for graduate study through our Teachers Deserve a Break discount program. For more information, please email the Office of Graduate Studies at and the faculty liaison, Michelle Hiscock, at To apply, please submit a guest application by pressing the "Apply" button.

Admissions Requirements

Students eligible for admission must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Interested candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience as a teacher/counselor/social worker.

Application Process

A new cohort begins for this program every fall. Applications should be submitted at least one month before the start of the term.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official final transcripts (unofficial copy accepted for Adrian College applicants)
  • Statement of Purpose describing professional goals (2-3 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited higher education institution

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