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Graduate Professional Endorsement Programs

Educational Leadership Professional Endorsement

The educational leadership professional endorsement is designed for teachers who have a master's degree, hold at least a valid Virginia Postgraduate Professional License or equivalent from another state, have taught successfully for at least two (2) years, and wish to pursue a career in school administration and/or supervision. Students are provided preparation for administrative and/or supervisory roles in public and private schools.

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Reading, Literacy & Learning Professional Endorsement

The Reading, Literacy and Learning professional endorsement program is designed for teachers who hold a master’s degree and a valid Virginia Postgraduate Professional teaching license or equivalent from another state who want to be eligible to add an endorsement for Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach preK-12 without obtaining a second Master’s degree.

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School Librarianship Professional Endorsement

The School Librarianship professional endorsement is designed for individuals with a valid Virginia Collegiate Professional License or equivalent from another state who want to be eligible for an endorsement for School Librarian preK-12 without obtaining a Master's degree.

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Special Education General Curriculum Professional Endorsement

The Special Education professional endorsement is designed for educators who have or are eligible for Virginia Elementary/Secondary Initial or Continuing teaching licensure.  This option will provide coherent preparation in all areas of the Special Education curriculum including field experience.  Successful completion of the entire program meets current eligibility requirements for an endorsement in Special Education General Curriculum grades K-12.

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The Education and Special Education department offers four graduate professional endorsements: 
1 - educational leadership
2 - reading, literacy & learning
3 - school librarianship
4 - special education general curriculum.

For admissions information visit the College of Graduate & Professional Studies website.