Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Educational Leadership Certificate

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Admission Criteria

The master’s degree (concentration) and certificate programs in educational leadership are designed for practicing school personnel who aspire to be educational leaders.

Certificate in Educational Leadership

Candidates who already have a master’s degree and seek to add the Virginia Endorsement as a school administrator to a teaching certificate, may apply through the JMU Outreach and Engagement for the Educational Leadership certificate. Additionally, candidates must secure a passing score on the SLLA, Virginia’s administrative licensure examination, to gain the administrative licensure from the DOE.

To apply to the certificate program, students must:

  • Submit a completed application and the application fee
  • Be a licensed teacher in Virginia
  • Have at least three years of preK-12 teaching experience 
  • Possess a master’s degree in an education-related field
  • Submit official transcripts for all coursework in higher education
  • Students who did not complete an MEd degree as their master’s program must take EDUC 641  or equivalent as a prerequisite prior to admission

Additional Information

Refer to the JMU Office of Professional & Continuing Education website for additional information.

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