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Options and Licensure

Master of Science in Educational Leadership (36 hours)

Option 1 - Masters 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's 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.

Radford University's Master of Science in Educational Leadership provides students the opportunity to prepare for the role of school principal and/or officer supervisor licensure at the pre K-12 level.

Alternate Route to Licensure - Restricted Enrollment - Requires School Division Superintendent's Letter of Exception for Licensure