Would you lead?

Designed for teachers who dream of being leaders in the field of education. This hybrid program has just five on-campus Saturdays per semester, with the rest of the classwork being fully-online.

Engage in practical, real-life leadership experiences, fusing theory with real-world relevance, while learning to impact lasting, equitable change. This program will prepare you for administrative, supervisory and leadership roles in public and private schools, school divisions, and educational organizations.

  • Hybrid model designed for working professionals requiring only five on-campus Saturday classes per semester
  • Intensive leadership training with interactive learning models
  • Social justice focus at the birthplace of civil rights in education

Designed for teachers who dream of being leaders in the field of education, this is a hybrid program with just five on-campus Saturdays per semester. You’ll fuse theory with real-world relevance. You’ll analyze leadership through multiple viewpoints. You’ll learn to impact lasting change. You’ll promote social justice and equity. You’ll prepare for administrative, supervisory and leadership roles in public and private schools; school divisions; and educational organizations.

Earn Your Administration and Supervision PreK-12 Endorsement

Upon successful completion of program coursework, passing scores on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA), and fulfillment of Virginia Department of Education's three-year teaching requirement, candidates will be prepared and endorsed to serve as educational leaders in today's schools and school divisions.

Career Paths

  • Principal
  • Assistant principal
  • Dean of students
  • School superintendent
  • Central office director or specialist


Costs & Financial Aid

Longwood offers an outstanding and affordable education.

$15,516 - Estimated in-state cost
$431 per credit hour

$38,772 - Estimated out-of-state cost
$1,077 per credit hour

Financial assistance is available in the form of graduate assistantships and travel grants.

A Graduate Monthly Payment Plan is also available.

For questions about cost or any part of the application process, contact Longwood Graduate Studies at graduate@longwood.edu.


Core Curriculum & Courses

Ed Leadership Course Sequence (pdf)

Admission Requirements

  •  Official bachelor’s degree transcripts from an accredited college or university and all transcripts for subsequent coursework.
  • A minimum, overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) from a four-year regionally accredited college or university. Options are available if you do not meet this requirement
  • Essay, 500 words or less, addressing reasons for seeking graduate education
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a supervisor
  • Valid Virginia Teaching License or equivalent from another state
  • Resume

International Student applicants should review the international admission requirements and standards for TOEFL scores.


May 1– Priority Application Deadline

June 1 – Standard Application Deadline

These are suggested application submission dates. We will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

Want to check if the program is full? Email us at graduate@longwood.edu.

Program Flyer

View, download, and print the  Master of Science in Educational Leadership (pdf) flyer.