Ed.D. Advanced Educational Leadership
The Advanced Educational Leadership cognate is designed for students who already have an administrative endorsement or who have no intention of seeking this through the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Offering the benefit of a more individualized program, this cognate invites professionals to prepare for careers of serving as educational leaders in a variety of positions such as superintendents or other executive leadership and supervisory positions within educational organizations, educational consultants and entrepreneurs, privatized educational leaders, educational policy designers, or international educational reformers with a heart for changing nations via educational systems. A total of 18 cognate hours from the K-12 School Leadership course listing as well as those specific to this program will be approved by the program advisor for a total of a 60 hour program.