Karen Sanzo, Graduate Program Director
The purpose of graduate programs in educational leadership is to prepare individuals to assume leadership responsibilities in education, training, and other human service organizations. Educational leadership offers the MSEd and the EdS degrees for candidates seeking PK-12 administration and supervision licensure. The programs prepare leaders who are visionary, who have depth of knowledge, and who can be effective and responsive organizational leaders. The programs develop graduates who can apply research-based knowledge, skills, and dispositions that translate into effective practice through innovative program instruction and authentic field-based experiences. The concentration area in educational administration and supervision is approved by the state of Virginia and is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
Students who have a master’s degree in another area and do not have a license in administration supervision PreK-12 may be accepted into the EdS with Licensure Program. These students would complete 30 semester hours of coursework to lead to licensure as an administrator. The EdS with a Concentration in Administration and Supervision with Licensure Program is offered online only.