Our MEd in educational leadership is a 36-credit hour program that offers two options:
PK12 Administrative and Supervisory Focus
This multi-faceted, practical program prepares educators for administrative and supervisory positions that include elementary, middle, and high school principals, superintendents and assistant superintendents of school divisions, instructional supervisors, director of special education and technology.
- K-12 endorsement in school administration and supervision
- Combination of in-class and practicum experiences
- Courses designed to ensure compatibility with Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards
- Current research, trends, and issues pertaining to instructional leadership in elementary and secondary education
- Program of study integrated into staff development initiatives of regional school districts
We are proud that more than 99% of our MEd in educational leadership students have passed the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), which is required by the state of Virginia, and that more than 50 of our recent graduates have already assumed leadership positions in schools or school divisions.
Higher Education Focus
This option provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills in a higher education environment and prepares them for administrative roles in post-secondary institutions. This focus emphasizes theory and practical application to expand students’ understanding of higher education history, administration, curriculum, instruction and assessment, and contemporary issues.
- 18 credit hours (included in the 36 hour total)
- Exploration and application of leadership knowledge and skills in a wide range of higher education environments
- Internship experiences in a variety of settings on campuses and within community agencies
Evening classes are available for part-time and full-time students. Classes are offered during all terms.
Dr. Roger Jones, Dean of the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, at 434.433.8444 or .