The mission of the department is to prepare reflective instructional leaders for K-12 schools and for literacy programs and corporate training centers. Through course work and other experiences, the program aims to turn out leaders who are able to develop positive school cultures through the use of communications skills and by appropriation of fiscal, material and human resources.
The department offers programs that lead to the M.Ed., Post-master’s Certificate and Ph.D. in Education with a track in educational leadership. Individuals who complete one of those programs may qualify for endorsement by the Virginia Department of Education as administrator/supervisor. An optional track M.Ed. is offered for individuals in institutions of higher education and other settings who will benefit from the study of educational leadership but do not wish to seek positions as school administrators.
For more information consult the department’s Web site at www.soe.vcu.edu/departments/el.
Last update: 1/15/2008
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