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Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in K-12 School Leadership

Online Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in K-12 Leadership is an online degree that provides continuing education for teachers seeking initial administrative endorsement in preparation for positions as principal or assistant principal. The research-based Ph.D. will prepare you more specifically for a career in academia. The courses in this K-12 School Leadership program have been organized around the six Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and the endorsement competencies for Administration and Supervision pre-K-12 as issued by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

  • Research effective strategies for resource planning, school operations, school and community relations, and ethical, policy and professional issues.
  • Be prepared to complete the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) by participating in an optional test preparation course.

Career Opportunities:

  • University Faculty
  • Principal or Assistant Principal
  • School Superintendency or Key Administration

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