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 – Introduction to School Administration
  • EDEL 614 – Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
  • EDEL 616 – Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for School Administrators
  • EDEL 620 – Educational Research for School Leaders
  • EDEL 618 – Educational Leadership for Diverse Learners
  • 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
  • EDEL 635 - Seminar in Problems of Educational Leaders

 

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
  • EDEL 616 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for School Administrators
  • EDUC 618 - Educational Leadership for Diverse Learners
  • 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, you must complete an internship, which consists of a minimum of 360 hours of administration experience in local schools and in a division office setting.  

Licensure Requirements

The School Leadership Licensure 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.