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.
The impact that they have had on shaping me, preparing me and nurturing me into to a school leader has not only benefited me as a professional, but also my entire school community. Shenandoah University is not just any university. It is a place that nurtures learning, cultivates future leaders, inspires excellence, and welcomes every human being with open arms. My ultimate goal in education is to be a part of a university faculty. My hope is that I can be to others what they have been to me.”
Renee Dawson ‘10 | Principal at Brambleton Middle School
Learn More About This Program
Shenandoah University’s School of Education & Leadership 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 and Salary Possibilities
Shenandoah graduates serve as leaders in schools throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia.
School leaders earn from $60,000 to $250,000-plus in larger districts.
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’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.
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.
|ADM 621||Introduction to Education Administration||3|
|ADM 622||Schools and Communities||3|
|ADM 623||School Law||3|
|ADM 641||Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction||3|
|ADM 640||Curriculum Development and Evaluation||3|
|ADM 624||School Finance Theory and Practice||3|
Our accomplished and caring faculty serve as mentors beyond the classroom. As a team, they prepare you to serve as a compassionate educator, critical thinker and ethical leader. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that enable faculty members to provide individualized attention and nurture your academic and professional development.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational LeadershipFull Biography
Sammie Campbell Parrish
Assistant ProfessorFull Biography
Shenandoah University’s School Of Education & Leadership provides inquiry-driven, problem-oriented examinations of public education and organizations.
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State Reciprocity – SARA
Shenandoah University is a member of NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. View the licensure requirements for out-of-state students enrolling in Shenandoah programs leading to licensure. Click on the tab at the bottom of the screen to locate your program. Note that these requirements are subject to change. Please contact your program with questions.