M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Emphasis: Administration and Supervision PreK-12, web-based format
The Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership and Services prepares individuals to take on leadership roles in schools and school districts. Graduates form a network of outstanding leaders for our schools. Programs lead to full Commonwealth of Virginia Licensure in Educational Administration and Supervision, PreK-12. Programs provide conceptual and theoretical knowledge, as well as practical field experience, with a broad context. The successful completion of 36 semester hours leads to a Master of Science in Education and Virginia Principal and Supervision Licensure.
1. meet all University requirements;
2. have an undergraduate point average of 2.80 overall and 3:00 in the major;
3. provide two letters of recommendation, including one from a current supervisor; and
4. complete a one-page essay explaining who he/she should be admitted into the program.
ELS 600 must be the first course in which students enroll (other courses may be taken concurrently). Performance in classes as a non-degree student will not be taken into consideration in the admission process.
Continuance Policy: Students who receive a grade of F in any ELS course or receive a grade of lower than a B- in more than one class will be dismissed from the program by the Graduate Program Director. Students who are dissatisfied with their grades may follow the Grade Appeals Procedure found in the ODU Graduate Catalog. In the event a grade is appealed and changed to a B- or higher after a student has been dismissed from the program, the student will be reinstated.
Student must successfully complete the program with:
1. the School Leader License Assessment (SLLA);
2. the requirement course of study;
3. the administrative skills assessment portfolio, observation and practicum, and internship; and,
4. a minimum 3.00 grade point average in order to graduate
Program of Study
ELS 600 Principal Orientation and Instructional Leader
This course must be taken first.
ELS 610 School Community Relations and Politics
ELS 621 Curriculum Development and Assessment
ELS 626 Instructional Supervision and Assessment
ELS 657 Public School Law
ELS 673 Critical Issues Research
ELS 753 Public School Finance
ELS 754 Human Resource Development and Evaluation
ELS 787 Pupil Personnel Services for Diverse Populations
FOUN 722 Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
Clinical Experiences: (6 credit hours)
ELS 668 Internship 1
ELS 669 Internship 2
Total Credits: 36
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Karen L. Sanzo, Program Coordinator
Education Building, Room 120
Educational Leadership Program
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0157
(757) 683-5163; Fax (757) 683-5756