Educational Leadership Endorsement

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College of Graduate & Professional Studies

 

leadership@longwood.edu
434.395.2140

 

Dr. Daniel Grounard
Program Coordinator
grounarddj@longwood.edu
434.395.2693

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Educational Leadership Endorsement

If you already hold a master’s degree, Longwood University’s Educational Leadership Endorsement courses will prepare you to join the next generation of leaders at your school or district.  Successful completion of the courses and the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) will allow you to apply for the Administration & Supervision PreK-12 endorsement, required for positions such as Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Director, Department Chair, and more.

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About our model

We know you’re busy! Between teaching or counseling, administrative tasks, preparing lessons, and living your life, there’s little time left for professional development. This is why we offer the endorsement in a hybrid format which meets face-to-face once per month (always on a Saturday from 9am – 4pm). The remainder of the coursework is online, and you’ll work with your intern mentor to complete internship requirements within your own school division. We bring Longwood to you, building regional cohorts across Virginia. Learn from school leaders who have worked and are working in the field today.

Our format:
  • 21 credits
  • Three semesters
  • Under $6,000 total tuition, excluding textbooks

Upon completion of the courses, you will be able to:
  • Participate in establishing goals and policies
  • Direct the development of programs and coordinate implementation
  • Manage resources effectively
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of educational functions

Virginia Endorsement

Successful completion of the courses and a passing score on the SLLA meet eligibility requirements for the Administration and Supervision PreK-12 endorsement.

Course Sequence

Fall:

  • PEDU 504: Educational Leadership (3)
  • PEDU 620: School Law (3)
  • PEDU 690: Internship in Educational Leadership (1)

 

Spring:

  • PEDU 625: Public School Finance (3)
  • PEDU 671: Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction and Instructional Programs (3)
  • PEDU 690: Internship in Educational Leadership (1)

 

Summer:

  • PEDU 628: School Personnel Administration (3)
  • PEDU 620: School Operations and Management (3)
  • PEDU 690: Internship in Educational Leadership (1)

2020-2021 cohort locations*

Arlington | Bedford | Fredericksburg | Manassas Park | Richmond North (Glen Allen) | Richmond South (Midlothian) | Tidewater (Newport News)

 

We have also offered a Southside-area cohort in years past.

 

*If you live an hour or more from one of these locations, please email us at leadership@longwood.edu to discuss your options.

Meet the ELE Team

College of Graduate & Professional Studies

 

leadership@longwood.edu
434.395.2140

 

Dr. Daniel Grounard
Program Coordinator
grounarddj@longwood.edu
434.395.2693

AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

The courses are offered in a hybrid model, at our affordable, discounted rate of $280 per credit hour in-state, or $355 per credit hour out-of-state.

rates effective 2020
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