Dec 06, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

School of Education and Leadership


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Dr. Jill Lindsey, Director
Bowman, Office 213A
(540) 545-7324, [email protected]

Explore the School of Education and Leadership on our university website.

Students in programs in the School of Education and Leadership will engage in a student-centered, inquiry-driven, problem-oriented examination of the foundations of education for the common good, current situations and future possibilities through course requirements, internships and field research. Reliable access to the Internet is required for all students.

Graduates in most education programs will meet Virginia Department of Education requirements for licensure in at least one endorsement area in which the university offers programs and will add the advanced degree in education to qualify for salary enhancements on the educational career ladder. Program requirements listed in this catalog are subject to any changes made by the Virginia Department of Education regarding educator licensure requirements.

Admission Process

The minimum requirements for admission to the graduate programs in the School of Education and Leadership (SOEL) at Shenandoah University are those listed under the requirements for Standard or Provisional Acceptance in the Admissions Guidelines section of this catalog.  For SOEL graduate programs that require submission of a teaching license, the minimum qualification for admission is a copy of the applicant’s current Virginia teaching license. In approved circumstances, a license can be accepted in lieu of transcripts because of the State of Virginia’s requirements for licensure.

Conditional Acceptance is not offered by the School of Education and Leadership.

Please consult the Admissions Guidelines  section of this catalog.

Program-specific admissions requirements are listed in the program descriptions below. See also the section “Admission Requirements for All Candidates for Teacher Licensure” in the Admissions Guidelines  section of this catalog for general admissions requirements for these programs.

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for applications are as follows (refer to degree and program title, as deadlines vary):

Programs admitting students only once an academic year:

Fall Semester Only: March 15

Doctor of Education (EdD): Administrative Leadership
Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf): Organizational Leadership

Fall Semester Only: May 1

Master of Science: Organizational Leadership (MS)

Programs Admitting Students by Semester (Rolling Admissions):

Fall Semester: 

Master of Science in Education (MSEd):

Individual Focus
Emphasis in Teaching
Education Administration
Special Education

Master of Science in Literacy Education (MS)

Professional Studies Certificate Programs:

Administration and Supervision
Initial Teacher Licensure
Reading Licensure
Special Education 
Gifted Education

Spring Semester: 

Master of Science in Education (MSEd):

Individual Focus
Emphasis in Teaching
Special Education

Master of Science in Literacy Education (MS)

Professional Studies Certificate Programs:

Initial Teacher Licensure
Reading Licensure
Special Education
Gifted Education

Summer Semester:

Master of Science in Education (MSEd):

Individual Focus
Emphasis in Teaching
Special Education

Master of Science in Literacy Education (MS)

Professional Studies Certificate Program:

Initial Teacher Licensure
Reading Licensure
Special Education
Gifted Education

Please contact the Shenandoah University Office of Admissions for assistance in the application process.

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