This part-time master's degree program provides the courses and fieldwork designed to meet administrative licensing requirements.
- 11-course (33 credits) program including two internships.
- Classes meet on weekday evenings and select Saturdays
- Can be completed in 18 to 24 months
The Master of Arts in Education and Human Development (M.A. in Ed. & H.D.) in the field of Educational Leadership and Administration is designed for the working professional in the K-12 arena interested in various school-based and central office leadership positions, supervisory positions, and increased responsibility in teaching. The program is designed to prepare graduates for advanced levels of professional responsibility in diverse school communities and to increase their technical, conceptual, political, and leadership skills.
The master’s program, which includes courses and field experiences as recommended by NCATE standards, has been designed to meet the required credits, courses, and field experiences that are part of the licensure process. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) for administrative or supervisory licensure. Although licensing requirements vary from state to state, the SLLA is part of the licensure process in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia.
Most classes begin every 8-week session Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, Summer II. Please see the GW Off-Campus Programs calendar for specific start dates and application deadlines.
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