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Leadership studies track

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

The leadership studies track of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership is a 30-hour program for individuals who hold or expect to hold leadership positions in educational organizations but who do not wish to obtain the administration/supervision endorsement from the Virginia Department of Education. Applicants are expected to have at least two years of experience in an educational setting. The program includes 15 hours of credit in required courses and 15 hours in a concentrated series of electives chosen with approval of the student’s adviser.

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 15
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 628 Cultural Inheritance of Schools*
ADMS 629 The Business of Schools
EDUS 660 Research Methods in Education  
Electives 15
Any planned, concentrated series of courses from ADLT, ADMS, EDUS, PADM, SEDP, TEDU designed by student or student group and adviser to meet needs of student or student group  
Total credits 30

*Students select one of these two courses.



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