About the Program
RU | Master’s | Online – The master of science degree in educational leadership is designed to prepare professional personnel to fill positions as preK-12 school and district level educational leaders. Endorsement in administration in Virginia requires a minimum of three years of successful K-12 teaching experience prior to licensure in this area. Successful completion of the program and the School Leaders Licensure Assessment qualifies students for the PK-12 Administration and Supervision endorsement to the Virginia teaching license making students eligible for both building level and central office level administrative positions.
- School principal
- Assistant principal
- School administration and supervision
Cost & Financial Aid
We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.
As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:
- Library collections and services
- Computer lab with printer/copier
- Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
- Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Free parking with a student parking pass
As a student of Radford University, you will have access to:
- Textbooks ordered online and shipped to Roanoke students at no cost
- Radford University Computer Lab On-site
- Center for Accessibility Services
- McConnell Library Services for Extended Campus Students
- On-site service staff
How to Apply
Applicant must have/completed the following:
- A collegiate professional or postgraduate professional license.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work attempted sent to the Graduate College.
- Three letters of recommendation, one of which is from the most recent principal and one from current superintendent or designee sent to the Graduate College.
- Writing sample which details applicant’s philosophy of teaching and learning and administrative aspirations (two pages typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, with one-inch margins) sent to the Graduate College.
- Official test scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) factored in with undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) to derive acceptable cutoffs.
- An admission interview with the program director of the educational leadership program may be required.