School Administration & Supervision - Graduate Certificate

School Administration & Supervision - Graduate Certificate

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2024 through summer 2025. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

A current initial teaching license and the accompanying two years of experience with that license is necessary before beginning this program. If the initial teaching license is not from Virginia, a Virginia initial teaching license must be obtained during the program. After completion of the required program coursework (including internship), the passing of licensure tests, and a third year of experience, the graduate of this program would be eligible for adding the VA state licensure endorsement. Please refer to

Administration & Supervision Core Courses
EDAS 640School Administration3
EDAS 641Supervision of Instruction3
EDAS 645Foundations for Educational Leaders3
EDAS 646School-Community Relations3
EDAS 647School Law3
EDAS 648School Finance and 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
  • 2.0 GPA
  • No grade of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • 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 641 Supervision of Instruction 3
EDGT 689 School of Education Gate 1 – Graduate Advanced Licensure 0
EDAS 647 School Law 3
EDGT 691 School of Education Gate 2 – Graduate Advanced Licensure 0
Second Semester
EDAS 588 Practicum I – School Administration 0
EDAS 640 School Administration 3
EDAS 645 Foundations for Educational Leaders 3
Second Year
First Semester
EDAS 688 Practicum II – School Administration 0
EDAS 646 School-Community Relations 3
EDGT 692 School of Education Gate 3 – Graduate Advanced Licensure 0
EDAS 648 School Finance and Management 3
Second Semester
EDAS 699 Internship 3
 Total Hours21
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