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Educational Leadership Endorsement

The educational leadership professional endorsement is 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 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.

A six-credit internship (two subsequent 3-credit semesters - 320 clock hours) must be taken and scheduled during the last two semesters of the program.  Continuous enrollment in EDUC 690 is required until completion of all 320 clock hours.

Students wishing to obtain the administrative and supervisory preK-12 endorsement must take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) before applying to the Virginia Department of Education for the endorsement and have taught successfully for at least three (3) years. Students should take the SLLA no earlier than the final semester and have scores sent to Longwood University.



Newly admitted students are assigned the appropriate advisor. The assignment of the advisor generally is not changed unless the student changes his/her degree program. Prior to registration, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor regarding course selection and sequence, career goals, and relevant academic policies. Although the academic advisor assists students with curriculum decisions and options, the student bears full responsibility for meeting graduation requirements.

NOTE: Students are cautioned to work closely with their advisors in planning their studies since some courses have prerequisites and are sequenced to begin with the fall semester.


Program Requirements

  • EDUC 504 Educational Leadership (3)
  • EDUC 620 School Law (3)
  • EDUC 625 Public School Finance (3)
  • EDUC 628 School Personnel Administration (3)
  • EDUC 671 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction and Instructional Programs (3)
  • EDUC 690 Internship in Educational Leadership K-12 (6)
  • EDUC 692 Oral Comprehensive Examination (0)



Program Coordinator


Dr. Gerry Sokol 

Dr. Gerry Sokol

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