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PK-12 Educational Leadership

Ed.S. Educational Leadership

Educational Administration and Supervision, preK-12 licensure

This degree is primarily designed to prepare individuals who hold a master's degree in an area of education (aside from educational leadership) and do not have a license in administration supervision PreK-12. Your course work provides conceptual and theoretical knowledge, as well as practical field experience. The program leads to full Commonwealth of Virginia Licensure in Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-K-12. Your course work will provide conceptual and theoretical knowledge, as well as practical field experience. Program themes include:

Program Themes

  • Leadership for school improvement
  • Data analysis and decision making
  • Strategic human resource and fiscal management
  • Establishing and leading professional collaborative communities

Educational Leadership Careers

  • Assistant Principal
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Department Lead
  • Curriculum Leader
  • Lead Teacher
  • Curriculum Supervision
  • Data Instructional Leader
  • Curriculum

Content Courses (27 credits)

ELS 800 Strategic Leadership and Management for School Improvement
ELS 801 Accountability and Organizational Improvement
ELS 802 Educational Politics and Policymaking
ELS 810 Strategic Communication and External Relations
ELS 827 Learning Theories and Professional Development
ELS 828 Instructional Leadership and Supervision
ELS 853 Educational Finance and Budgeting
ELS 857 Educational Law and Ethics
ELS 660 Program Evaluation, Research, and Planning

* This course is required during the first semester of the program.

Clinical Experiences (6 credits)

ELS 668: Internship in Educational Leadership (100 hours)
ELS 669: Instructional Internship (100 hours)

An additional 120 hours of internship hours are embedded throughout the Content Coursework above

While applicants do not have to have three years of educational experience to apply to the program, to become eligible for an Administration and Supervision preK-12 license in the Commonwealth of Virginia the candidate must have completed three years of successful, full-time experiences in a public or accredited nonpublic school in an instructional personnel position that requires licensure in Virginia.