Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The Calhoun Intermediate School District serves Calhoun County which is located in Southwestern Michigan, centered approximately at the intersection of I-94 and 1-69. The school system serves students K-12 in 15 individual school districts. It serves as a link between local districts and the State Department of Education, furnishing services that single districts find difficult or impossible to perform. The CISD is operated by an intermediate school district board of education in cooperation with local boards of education and supported by the people of CISD and the people of the State of Michigan.

The internship involved 240 hours working with personnel in central administration in the areas of personnel procedures and practices, organizational structure, public relations, special education rules and regulations, financial planning, contract negotiations, curriculum development in special education, and federal and state programs.