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Administration and supervision track

Cypres, Dr. Autumn
Department Chair, Educational Leadership
(804) 828-1940

The administration and supervision track of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is a 33-hour program that prepares individuals to fill positions as reflective leaders for schools. Applicants are expected to have at least two years of experience in a school setting in an instructional personnel position that requires licensure in Virginia and an active, five-year renewable educator license. An end-of-program assessment is required. Individuals must meet the Technology Standards approved by the Virginia Board of Education, and they must supply proof of Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition Training. Individuals who successfully complete 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.

Required courses 30
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/TEDU 647 Educational Technology for School Leaders  
ADMS 670 Administrative Internship I*  
ADMS 671 Administrative Internship II**  
ADMS 675 Administrative Internship III***  
EDUS 660 Research Methods in Education  
TEDU 615 Curriculum Development  
Elective (selected with approval of adviser) 3
Total credits 33

*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.



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