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2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.S.


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The Educational Leadership Program offers two M.S. degree options; a 36-hour M.S. degree in Educational Leadership (Option 1), and a 30-hour M.S. degree in Educational Leadership (Option 2)

Option 1 – Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership with Licensure, No Prior Master’s


Option 1 (36 hours) is designed to culminate in a master’s degree with a recommendation of endorsement for full preK-12 administration and supervision. This option is for students who DO NOT hold a prior master’s degree from an accredited program.

Option 2 - Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership with Licensure, with Prior Master’s


Option 2 (30 hours) is designed to culminate in a master’s degree with a recommendation of endorsement in PreK-12 administration and supervision. This option is for students who hold a prior master’s degree from an accredited program.

Field Experience and Licensure


In order to be fully licensed, a student must complete an internship. An internship consists of a total of 360 hours of administration experience in local schools and in a division office setting. Students may begin the field placement after completing six hours in the program and may register for internship credits in 2.0 hour increments. Each 2.0 hour unit of the internship consists of 120 clock hours working with a mentor principal/central office supervisor. The administrative internship is required for licensure as a preK-12 supervisor.

Licensure Requirements


The School Licensure Leadership Assessment (SLLA) by ETS is required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, prior to receiving the pre-K-12 Administration and Supervision license. Radford University’s Master of Science in Educational Leadership provides students the opportunity to prepare for the role of school principal and/or central office supervisor licensure at the pre-K-12 level. All program requirements are to be completed before registering for the SLLA.

Final Comprehensive Examination


Students completing the Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership, Option 1 or Option 2 are required to complete a final comprehensive exam as a requirement for graduation.

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