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The George Washington University

Further your leadership abilities in education with the holistic understanding of curriculum design, motivation, support and innovation in instruction gained through a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the George Washington University (GW).

 

The certificate is designed for students who hold a master’s degree and the program gives you the opportunity to gain credentials in as little as one year.

 

Students seeking a certificate program may apply for financial aid. Completion of the degree may prepare qualified candidates for administrator/principal licensure.

 

Accolades and Accreditations

  • The Graduate School of Education and Human Development is ranked among the Best Online Education Schools for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Accredited and recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC).
 

On-Campus Program
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Curriculum

The 18-credit certificate can be completed in as little as 1 year.

 

Courses (18 Credit Hours)

  • EDUC 6232 Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6234 Site-Based Leadership: K-12 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6236 School Law and Policy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6422 Instructional Needs Analysis (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6287 A Internship: Administration (3 credits)
  • EDUC 6287 B Internship: Administration (3 credits)   

 

The program includes courses and field experiences designed to meet administrative certification requirements in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and other states that honor interstate compact agreements.

Career Outlook

The program prepares you to promote high-quality student achievement as a leader in various P-12 school-based and central office positions.

 

Employment Settings for Graduates

  • P-12 public, private or charter schools
  • Higher education institutions

Potential Job Titles

  • Assistant principals
  • Principals
  • Central office administrators
  • Policymakers

Program Options

GW also offers the online Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and Administration program. Should you wish to pursue the Post-master’s Graduate Certificate, you have the option to transfer these GW earned credit hours into the online EdS program. Completion of the Education Specialist degree may prepare qualified candidates for administrator/principal licensure.

About GW

As one of the nation’s first major universities to launch online programs, the George Washington University (GW) provides students from all backgrounds — and all locations around the world — with the highest quality online educational opportunities.

 

Why You Should Earn Your Degree at GW

  • The Graduate School of Education and Human Development is ranked among the Best Online Education Schools for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Strong legacy of transforming students into change agents
  • Unparalleled educational approach that integrates intellectual discovery and interactive learning

GW prepares you to lead in research and policy, as well as practice in the fields of teaching, counseling, administration, human and organizational learning, and education policy. The school also offers opportunities for experienced professionals to enrich their education and advance their career.

Transformation Begins Here

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On-Campus Program

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