School Administration & Supervision - Executive Certificate

School Administration & Supervision - Executive Certificate

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2023 through summer 2024. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

The license earned through this certificate program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education and may be approved and/or reciprocated by other states per this State Approvals website: Upon completion of the certificate plan, candidates who meet the requirements below may add on the Administration & Supervision license to their initial educator license.

  1.           Graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2.           Standard renewable educator license as a teacher or school counselor.
  3.           Employment experience as a licensed educator.
  4.           Passing score on relevant licensure exams.
Administration & Supervision Core Courses
EDAS 740Leadership Principles and Ethics3
EDAS 741Theories of Educational Leadership3
EDAS 742Educational Leadership and Public Relations3
EDAS 743Executive Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction3
EDAS 747Advanced Educational Law3
EDAS 748School District Finance and Organizational Management3
Total Hours18
Gate Courses
EDGT 689School of Education Gate 1 – Graduate Advanced Licensure0
EDGT 691School of Education Gate 2 – Graduate Advanced Licensure0
EDGT 692School of Education Gate 3 – Graduate Advanced Licensure0
Total Hours0
Field Experience Courses
EDAS 588Practicum I – School Administration0
EDAS 688Practicum II – School Administration0
EDAS 699Internship3
Total Hours3


  • Students who want to apply certificate courses to a graduate degree program will have to abide by the GPA and grade requirements of that degree

Completion Requirements

  • 21 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grade lower than a B- may be applied to the certificate
  • Certificate must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDAS 743 Executive Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3
EDGT 689 School of Education Gate 1 – Graduate Advanced Licensure 0
EDAS 747 Advanced Educational Law 3
EDGT 691 School of Education Gate 2 – Graduate Advanced Licensure 0
Second Semester
EDAS 588 Practicum I – School Administration 0
EDAS 741 Theories of Educational Leadership 3
EDAS 740 Leadership Principles and Ethics 3
Second Year
First Semester
EDAS 688 Practicum II – School Administration 0
EDAS 742 Educational Leadership and Public Relations 3
EDGT 692 School of Education Gate 3 – Graduate Advanced Licensure 0
EDAS 748 School District Finance and Organizational Management 3
Second Semester
EDAS 699 Internship 3
 Total Hours21
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