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Options and Licensure

Master of Science in Educational Leadership (36 hours)

Option 1 - Master's Degree with Licensure

Option 1 is for those who do not already possess an appropriate master's degree and seek licensure in School Administration.

Required Courses

  • EDEL 612. Intro. to School Administration
  • EDEL 614. Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDUC 615. Principles of Curriculum Development
  • EDEF 606. Educational Research
  • EDUC 617. Models of Teaching
  • EDEL 621. Organization and Management of Public Schools
  • EDEL 624. Technology for School Administrators
  • EDEL 626. The School and Community Relations
  • EDEL 630. Legal and Ethical Dimensions of School Administration
  • EDEL 690. Internship

Elective Course

Electives

  • EDEL 635. Seminar in Problems of Educational Leaders
  • EDEL 660. Seminar: Current Issues in Education

Other electives may also be selected with advisor's approval.

Master of Science in Educational Leadership (30 hours)

Option 2 -Seeking Licensure

Option 2 is for those who already possess an appropriate master's degree and seek licensure in School Administration.

Required Courses

  • EDEL 612. Introduction to School Administration
  • EDEL 614. Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDUC 615. Principles of Curriculum Development
  • EDUC 617. Models of Teaching
  • EDEL 621. Organization and Management of Public Schools
  • EDEL 624. Technology for School Administrators
  • EDEL 626. The School and Community Relations
  • EDEL 630. Legal and Ethical Dimensions of School Administration
  • EDEL 690. Internship

Field Experience and Licensure

In order to be fully licensed, a student must complete an internship. An internship consists of a minimum of 360 hours of administration experience in local schools and/or in a division office setting.  Students may begin the field placement after six hours in the program and may sign up for 2.0 – 6.0 hours of placement at a time (in 2 hour increments).  Each 2.0 hour unit of the internship consists of 120 clock hours working with an administrative mentor principal/central office supervisor. The administrative internship is required for licensure as a preK-12 Supervisor.

Licensure Requirements

The School Leadership Assessment by ETS is required by the Commonwealth of Virginia prior to receiving the pre K-12 Administration and Supervision license.  The Virginia Department of Education requires licensure candidates to score at or better than 165 on the SLLA to receive an endorsement in administration and supervision.