The Education Leadership Master's Program is dedicated to improving the quality of pre-K - 12 education through teaching, research, and service.
The 30-credit Master’s degree, offered in blended and online formats, is designed to fulfill Virginia requirements for licensure in Administration and Supervision PK-12, and is aligned with national standards for school building leaders. Applicants who already have a Master’s degree and a valid teachers’ license in Virginia may apply to the 24-credit Certificate option, which includes the first eight courses listed below.
Nomenclature on the SCHEV inventory is Leadership and Human Development, MEd. A name change proposal is in development. For more information on this degree, please contact Donna Martinez.
Education Leadership Master's Degree Coursework
Courses should be taken in the sequence listed below. Students must earn a B- or better in the first 8 courses listed.
- EDLE 620: Organizational Theory and Leadership (3 credits)
- EDLE 791: Internship in Educational Leadership (3 credits)
- EDLE 612: Education Law (3 credits)
- EDLE 614: Managing Financial and Human Resources (3 credits)
- EDLE 616: Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3 credits)
- EDLE 610: Leading Schools and Communities (3 credits)
- EDLE 636: Adult Motivation and Conflict Management in Education Settings: A Case Study Approach (3 credits)
Total credits: 30
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George Mason University will verify completion of the requirements of a Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) state-approved preparation program at the graduate or undergraduate level. Such verification does not guarantee the issuance of a Virginia Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Pupil Personnel license from the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is solely the student's responsibility to comply with all requirements for licensure by the Commonwealth. Under Virginia law, a social security number is required for licensure.