Master of Arts OR Educational Specialist

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

When Predominately evenings
Average Time to Complete 2 years

About the Program

VT | Master’s | On-site – This nationally recognized Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program was developed by Virginia Tech in cooperation with school divisions to prepare principals and supervisors for leadership opportunities.

Courses & Requirements

39 credit hours | Course Checklist

Course topics include school law, finance and budgeting, instructional supervision, special education administration, leadership and change, research and evaluation, and personnel administration. All Principal Preparation students (M.A. or Ed.S.) complete 39 hours of coursework on a part-time basis, over a period of five semesters or approximately two years. These 39 credit hours include two 6-credit internships, one focused on building-level school leadership and the other focused on division-level, agency, or special school leadership.

Cost & Financial Aid

Requests for financial assistance should be directed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in Blacksburg at (540) 231-5179.

The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center programs are primarily for part-time students and financial assistance is unavailable. Virginia K-12 teachers under contract usually have reduced tuition at state universities. Contact the School of Education at (540) 231-1802 for more information.

Student Support

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 Virginia Tech, you will have access to:

How to Apply

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