Educational Leadership and Administration - Curriculum
The George Washington University's (GW) two online graduate degrees in the field of Educational Leadership and Administration prepare education personnel in teaching and teaching-related careers for leadership roles in diverse school communities. Graduates are prepared for increased responsibility in school-based and central office positions such as principals, mid-level administrators, and instructional supervisors in the K-12 education systems.
Students must successfully complete a two-part internship and other sustained field experiences as part of the program curriculum. A written comprehensive examination is required for successful completion of the program. Candidates will be prepared to take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) test for licensure upon completion of the MA or EdS program.
Master of Arts in Education and Human Development (MA)
The MA program in the field of Educational Leadership and Administration consists of ten courses for a total of 33 credits. There are nine courses at three credits each and an internship of six credits.
Education Specialist (EdS)
The EdS program in Educational Leadership and Administration consists of nine courses for a total of 30 credits. There are eight courses at three credits each and an internship of six credits. EdS students must take three courses in the area of special education administration.
The program gave me fresh insights, best practices, and a lot of strategies for being an effective administrator. It also introduced me to a lot of relevant resources and refined my understanding of our schools and our job as educators. Personally, the program helped me self-motivate, manage my time, and speak up when I had questions."
Phillip Stern, Graduate
Master of Arts in Education and Human Development