Educational Leadership

Old Dominion University

1320 USD/credit
523 USD/credit
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The purpose of graduate programs in educational leadership is to prepare individuals to assume leadership responsibilities in education, training, and other human service organizations.


Educational leadership offers the M.S.Ed. and the Ed.S. degrees for candidates seeking PK-12 administration and supervision licensure. Educational leadership also offers the Ed.S. degree without initial licensure and the Ph.D. in educational leadership. The programs prepare leaders who are visionary, who have depth of knowledge, and who can be effective and responsive organizational leaders. The programs develop graduates who can apply research-based knowledge, skills, and dispositions that translate into effective practice through innovative program instruction and authentic field-based experiences. The concentration area in educational administration and supervision is approved by the state of Virginia and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Management for School Improvement
  • Accountability and Organizational Improvement
  • Educational Politics and Policymaking
  • Strategic Communication and External Relations
  • Learning Theories and Professional Development
  • Instructional Leadership and Supervision
  • Educational Law and Ethics

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee
  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree
  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)
  • Passport identification page, if available
  • Provide two letters of recommendation on school or district letterhead. One must be from your principal (or immediate supervisor if you work outside of the school within a district) and one from another supervisor
  • GRE/MAT optional, not required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1320 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    523 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 523 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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