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Ed.S. in Administration & Supervision

The Education Special program is being redesigned and not accepting new applications. Please check back in 2017 for updated information. Thank you.

Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

  • master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university;
  • strong record as a student as documented in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work;
  • three years of teaching experience;
  • a Virginia teaching license (if you wish to be recommended for endorsement in Administration and Supervision);
  • online application for admission;
  • Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (scores must be less than five years old);
  • two letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to the applicant's promise as a graduate student and a professional educator, preferably one from a course instructor and one from a supervisor;
  • current résumé; and
  • statement of professional goals (typically 1 to 2 pages).
  • a writing sample is not required.

Application Due Date

ALL application materials, including test scores, transcripts, and recommendations, must be received by the deadlines below for an application to be considered complete.

Students applying to study in Charlottesville:
-Fall entry: February 1 for the first review of applications. Applications will be accepted until June 1 on a space-available basis.
-Spring entry: October 15
-Summer entry: February 1

All other locations: 
-Fall entry: June 1
-Spring entry: October 15
-Summer entry: February 1

Applicants will be assigned an advisor after admission.

Degree Requirements

To earn an Education Specialist degree, the following minimum requirements must be met:

  • Of the 30 course credits, 24 must be taken after admission to the program. The administrative internship must also be completed after admission.  At least 60 credits of graduate work must be completed prior to the awarding of the Ed.S. degree.
  • The student must complete an administrative internship (see Internship Handbook).
  • The student must pass a comprehensive written examination (Request Form required).
  • The student must apply for graduation.
  • The student must apply for endorsement in Administration and Supervision from the Virginia Department of Education.

Students should consult the Administration and Supervision Handbook for more information about the requirements of the program. For detailed instructions on applying for graduation and endorsement, consult the Graduation and Endorsement Instructions for Administration and Supervision.

Funding Opportunities

Students may apply for federal financial aid, including work-study. Information about federal aid programs, including applying using the FAFSA, can be found through Student Financial Services. Additional financial aid information can be found on Curry's Financial Aid webpage.

Educators may apply for the preK-12 educator discount, which significantly reduces tuition costs.

Typical Length of Study

By taking 2 courses per semester, students can complete the course of study in 5 semesters and the internship during the sixth semester.

Semester of Entry:

fall, spring, summer

Full or Part Time:

All students are part-time, working professionals. Courses are offered on an alternating annual basis during fall, spring, and summer sessions.

Course Overview

Our current course offerings can be found in the Student Information System (SIS) or the Curry course database.

Sample Jobs After Graduation

Most students pursue assistant principal positions after completion of the program but some step directly into principal or central office positions.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at

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