Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership
Administration and Supervision Endorsement

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Dr. Glenn Koonce, Ed.D.

The goal of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership is to prepare educational leaders with the knowledge, attributes and performances that promote the success of all students through (1) developing, communicating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a vision of learning; (2) assuring a culture and instructional program that values teaching and learning; (3) managing a safe and efficient learning environment; (4) ensuring relationships with the broader community to foster learning; (5) having integrity, fairness and ethics in learning; and (6) participating in the broader political, social, economic, legal and cultural context of learning. Utilizing strong and experienced faculty that have a background in leadership, our Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) approved program will equip leaders for 21st century schools. The program also leads to an optional add-on Administration and Supervision Endorsement.

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Highlights

Curriculum: View Course Sequence & Descriptions
Length: 37 credit hours. May be completed in 12 months, not including required internship. While the internship should normally begin after coursework is complete, for existing administrators, it may be completed during coursework with special approval.
Format: Eight-week courses delivered entirely online. Students may begin the program in August, October, January, March, May or June.
Results: Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree with optional add-on Administration and Supervision Endorsement
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Features: Through this program students may obtain the Virginia Administration and Supervision preK-12 endorsement. All students must meet state requirements for the add-on endorsement. The required internship must be completed in an accredited public or private school under the mentorship of a licensed and practicing school administrator. Students interested in becoming principals or assistant principals must take and pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Test (SLLA). A SLLA preparation course is also offered.

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Career Opportunities

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership will prepare you for leadership positions throughout preK-12 education for both the public and private setting. Individuals pursuing the Administration and Supervision endorsement will be prepared for positions as principals, vice principals or central office employees in the public school setting.

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"I truly credit much of my success to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program at Regent University. The program was rigorous and meaningful. The ISLLC course was without a doubt one of the most beneficial courses because it actually allowed me to apply the knowledge that I learned in the classroom to make critical decisions prior to real world application—affording me the opportunity to reflect on decisions and correct mistakes. Also, the entire faculty was caring and passionate about teaching and learning. Attending Regent University has allowed me to position myself to be a blessing to others."

Toriano A. Giddens, 2006 Graduate
Principal, William Henry Middle School
Dover, Delaware

"Words cannot express how grateful I am to the professors in the Educational Leadership program. When I took the SLLA in February, I felt very prepared and passed it on my first attempt. You guys are doing an awesome job preparing future administrators. Thanks again!"

Kisha Ricks, Former Student

"Regent University worked very effectively with Portsmouth Public Schools as we cooperatively offered and completed two Masters in Administration cohort programs. A high percentage of our teachers completing that program are now serving in administrative positions - one is a building principal. The Regent program was flexible, relevant and dynamic. It met the needs of our participants and our school division."

Dr. David Stuckwisch, Former Superintendent
Portsmouth City Public Schools
Portsmouth, VA

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership graduates will be able to: 

  • Evaluate and promote the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
  • Evaluate and promote the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • Evaluate and promote the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Evaluate and promote the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Evaluate and promote the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
  • Evaluate and promote the success of all students by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Solve problems associated with planning, administration, policy, and professional practice by
  • analyzing data;
  • synthesizing information; and
  • applying critical thinking
  • Apply the Virginia Department of Education competencies and skills required for state licensure.
  • Exhibit advanced writing skills using APA Format.
  • Demonstrate integrity, fairness, and ethical behavior in a Christ-like manner in planning, administration, policy development, problem solving, and professional practice.