Shakeshaft, Dr. Charol
Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership, Certificate in (Post-master’s certificate)
GRE or MAT
The post-master’s certificate is a 21-hour program for individuals who hold a master’s degree in the field of education or a master’s degree that meets the requirements to hold a teaching position; who have an active teaching license; and who have at least two years of school experience in an instructional personnel position that requires licensure in Virginia.*
An end-of-program assessment is required. Individuals must meet Technology Standards approved by the Virginia Board of Education, and they must supply proof of Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition Training. Individuals successfully completing the program are eligible for endorsement as an administrator/supervisor K-12.
This program is delivered through an innovative, competency-based curriculum comprised of a combination of face-to-face and online one-, two- or three-credit courses. The program features authentic real-time computer-simulated experiences imbedded in several courses throughout the program.
Please visit the Department of Educational Leadership’s Auto-Advising Web page for program–specific application requirements.
* Virginia Board of Education licensing regulations require, in part, that applicants for administration/supervision endorsement have three years of successful, full-time experience in a public school or accredited nonpublic school in an instructional personnel position that requires licensure in Virginia.
|ADMS 618 Leadership for Educational Change and Improvement|
|ADMS 622 Understanding Diversity and Leading for Social Justice|
|ADMS 623 Schooling as a Complex System|
|ADMS 624 Principals as Human Resource Agents|
|ADMS 625 Leadership for Individualized Learning|
|ADMS 626 Internal/External Relations and Communications|
|ADMS 627 Enhancing and Supporting Instruction|
|ADMS 628 Cultural Inheritance of Schools|
|ADMS 629 The Business of Schools|
|ADMS 631 Evidence-based Decision-making|
|ADMS 633 Multiple Dimensions of Leadership|
|ADMS 670 Administrative Internship I*|
|ADMS 671 Administrative Internship II**|
|ADMS 675 Administrative Internship III***|
*ADMS 670 must be taken in the first semester of enrollment in the program.
**ADMS 671 is taken in the next-to-last semester of enrollment in the program.
***ADMS 675 is taken in the last semester of enrollment in the program.
Assessment, no credit
Individuals must take the School Leader's Licensure Assessment or any other assessment required by the Virginia Board of Education for endorsement as a school principal/supervisor K-12.