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Educational Leadership

Transforming educators into 21st century school leaders.

Old Dominion University's Educational Leadership program offers Master's and Educational Specialist degrees that prepare aspiring leaders for school and district level administrative positions. The PhD in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership prepares educational leaders for professional positions in the public schools, faculty positions in higher education, research positions, and state and national policy making for public schools.

Ph.D. in Education with Concentration in Educational Leadership                                                                                           

The Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership prepares educational leaders for professional positions in the public school, faculty positions in higher education, research positions, and state and national policy making for public schools.  Students complete 48 credits of coursework and a minimum of 12 dissertation credits.

M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Emphasis: Administration and Supervision PreK-12 (web-based synchronous format)

The Master of Science in Education is offered in a synchronous, web-based format and prepares individuals for leadership roles in schools and school divisions. The program leads to full Commonwealth of Virginia Licensure in Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-K-12. Programs provide conceptual and theoretical knowledge, as well as practical field experience. The successful completion of 30 semester hours leads to a Master of Science in Education.  Students must take and pass the School Leaders Licensure Agreement (SLLA) as the program's comprehensive examination.

Educational Leadership (Ed.S. with licensure, web-based format)

The Ed.S.. with licensure in Educational Leadership degree is primarily designed to prepare individuals who hold a master's degree in an area of education aside fromother than educational leadership. Successful applicants must have a master's degree in an education-related field or another area and hold no license in administration and supervision PreK-12. Completion of the following 39 semester hours of coursework leads to licensure as an administrator. Students must take and pass the School Leaders Licensure Agreement (SLLA) as the program's comprehensive examination.

Educational Leadership- ETMS (Education and Training Management Sub-Specialty Program - Military only)

The ETMS program emphasizes the need for effective, efficient managers to fill vital functions within the Naval Training Command, and its purpose is to educate and prepare officers to fill training and education management billets. The program involves 36-semester hours.  Students must be approved by the Navy to be admitted.

 For more information, please contact:

Dr. Karen L. Sanzo, Program Coordinator
Education Building, Room 120

Educational Leadership Program, Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0157   (757) 683-5163; Fax (757) 683-5756
E-mail:  ksanzo@odu.edu