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Certificate - Educational Leadership PK-12 Leadership

New! Get your endorsement in K-12 administration in one year

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Join our faculty and students and take your career to the next level with William & Mary’s online certificate program in Educational Leadership: PK-12 Leadership. Build a strong foundation in leadership and organizational dynamics, as well as professional competencies of successful K-12 administrators. Gain confidence to be a bold and transformative leader in education and create a culture of change that promotes personal and professional growth of all school community members.

Educational reform in the Commonwealth's schools, through the adoption of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate, changes both methods of accountability and standards of accreditation and calls for a different kind of leader. The fully online certificate program has been carefully designed to align with current and emerging needs of Virginia's students, school divisions and future leaders.  

This program is designed for those students with a valid VA teacher's license who have already attained a master's degree but wish to seek additional licensure in administration. Program sequencing is designed to be completed in one calendar year.  


The Post-Professional Certificate - Educational Leadership requires the completion of 18 credit hours in the following areas:

  • Introduction to School Organizations
  • Supervision and Professional Development
  • Education Law
  • Administration and Supervision of Special Programs
  • The Principalship
  • Residency (Internship)

For students who hold a valid Virginia teaching license, three years of successful teaching experience, and a master's degree in teaching or a related education field, this certificate provides completers with the necessary coursework to seek an add-on endorsement in Administration and Supervision PK-12 by the Virginia Department of Education. (Please note that successful licensure requires a qualifying score on the School Leadership Licensure Assessment.)

K-12 Administration Program Contacts

[[smconstantino,Steven Constantino, Ed.D.]]
Executive Professor
(770) 862-6359

[[ssbaker,Scott Baker, Ed.D.]]
Executive Director
(540) 940-0051