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A strong and effective leader can take people to places they would never go on their own.

Through Shenandoah’s program, you’ll develop the necessary leadership skills to become a successful leader in education administration.

Shenandoah’s Professional Studies Certificate for Licensure in Administration and Supervision is designed for individuals who hold a master’s degree from an accredited university and who want to obtain Virginia licensure in School Administration and Supervision without seeking Shenandoah’s MSED in Administration degree.

What Our Program Offers You


What our students learn/ skills you will acquire?

Through the program’s integration of theory and practice, you’ll become a reflective learner and practitioner. Although the program focuses on school leadership, you’ll develop a broader grasp of leadership and school finance.

Our accredited program meets Virginia and national standards, and is approved by the Virginia Department of Education. Shenandoah graduates serve as leaders in schools throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.

What kind of issues/ problems does this major prepare you to solve?

Shenandoah’s program prepares you to become a leader in the challenging, ever-evolving world of public education, and provides you with the knowledge and tools to address key issues such as accountability and standards.

What makes our program unique?

Shenandoah University offers small, face-to-face and hybrid courses on its two campuses. The faculty is comprised of experienced school leaders with a wealth of practical experience and knowledge. You’ll also gain exposure to the many facets of school administration through hands-on experience in a practicum or internship.

Earning potential:

School leaders earn from $60,000 to $250,000-plus in larger districts.


Course Requirements

Course Title Hrs.
ADM 621 Introduction to Education Administration 3
ADM 622 Schools and Communities 3
ADM 641 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction 3
ADM 640 Curriculum Development and Evaluation 3
ADM 626 Practicum 6
ADM 624 School Finance Theory and Practice 3
RST 672 Outcomes Assessment and Statistical Applications in Organizations 3
Total 27

Faculty

Dennis Kellison

Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies
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