At Shenandoah, we develop leaders who develop other leaders.
Be a Teacher. Be an Administrator. Be a Business Leader. Be a Community Leader.
Today’s educational and organizational environments require well-educated, capable and caring professionals. Our graduate programs are rigorous and competitive. They’re flexible and designed for busy, working adults.
Shenandoah University's School of Education & Human Development prepares practitioner-leaders by offering programs of study that conform to the following principles: practicing in a spirit of collaboration; thoughtful examination of the foundations, current contexts and future possibilities of the fields of study; encouraging proactive, problem-centered philosophies of educational and professional practice; producing graduates who will be knowledge-driven, competent decision-makers whose thinking is informed by reflective practice; and preparing caring, capable and reflective teachers, administrators, human services and public sectors practitioners.
Our master's and doctoral programs are unique in their emphasis on the application of theory to real-world problems and lived experiences. Administration and Supervision Licensure and Teacher Education Licensure programs have each earned accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Career Switcher Program
- Leadership Studies
- Research & Social Analysis
- Office of Education Outreach
- Office of Professional Licensure
- Center for Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sector
- Center for Lifelong Learning
- Children’s Literature Conference
- Shenandoah Valley Writing Project
- Claude Moore Center for Literacy
Shenandoah University offers master’s and certificate programs that meet Virginia Department of Education requirements for licensure. Programs are inquiry-driven, problem-oriented and focused on public education foundations through course requirements, internships and field research.