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M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision

Quality educational leadership is vital to the overall success of a school. Good leaders create collaborative schools environments where adults and children learn and develop.  In our A&S Master’s program you will learn how to support the teaching of excellent instructors, manage the complex needs of students and parents, and help orchestrate school reform. 

The M.Ed in Administration and Supervision is offered on a part-time basis on Grounds in Charlottesville, or at our centers in Falls Church and Richmond.

This is an innovative program for the initial preparation of school leaders. Students take unique core classes like Leadership in Low Performing Schools and Schools as Professional Learning Communities, and also work closely with an advisor to choose an elective class tailored to their interests. The culminating program element is a meaningful administrative internship that is individually designed for each student to promote their growth and development as a future leader.

This program attracts committed, talented educators who have strong academic credentials, interest in reflection and inquiry, and a desire to improve educational programs for students.

The tuition for the Curry School’s A&S part-time program for working professionals at our Falls Church and Richmond Centers is one of lowest of all Virginia universities. In addition, our A&S program is ranked # 1 in the state of Virginia and # 8 nationwide by US News & World Report.



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Program Life

"The courses offered in this program are highly applicable to the everyday challenges and endeavors of working in schools. There is a sense of preparedness that I feel after having taken classes in this program."

Joseph Whitmore, M.Ed Administration & Supervision '17  Read More

Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • B average or better for the last two years of undergraduate study;
  • Online application for admission and transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work;
  • GRE scores no more than 5 years old (or the GRE alternative approach described below);
  • Three years of teaching experience;
  • A Virginia license (if you wish to be recommended for endorsement in Administration and Supervision);
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can attest to the applicants 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).

For admissions in spring 2017, we will pilot an alternative approach to use of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and have extended the deadline for submission until March 3rd. Applicants may choose to substitute the GREs with both of the following:  1) a face-to-face or virtual interview with a program faculty member and 2) a 30-minute timed writing sample. Please contact the program coordinator, Pamela Tucker at to arrange your interview and writing assignment.

Application Due Date

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

Students applying to study in Charlottesville:
- Fall entry: February 1 (March 3 on a pilot basis for 2017) 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 (March 3 on a pilot basis for 2017)

All other locations: 
- Fall entry: June 1
- Spring entry: October 15
- Summer entry: February 1 (March 3 on a pilot basis for 2017)

Applicants will be assigned an advisor, once offered admission.

Degree Requirements

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 two courses per semester, students can complete the course of study in six semesters and the internship during the seventh semester.

Semester of Entry:

Students may enter in the fall, spring, and summer.

Full or Part Time:

This program is offered as part-time only.

Course Overview

Each course is 3 credits. Courses are subject to change, so please confirm your selection in the Student Information System (SIS). For instructions on searching in SIS click below.

Browse and register for courses in SIS.

Below is the list of courses for the M.Ed. program.

Schools as Professional Learning Communities - EDLF 7140 3 Credit Hours
Public School Administration - EDLF 7804 3 Credit Hours
Human Resource Management - EDLF 7805 3 Credit Hours
School and Community Relations - EDLF 7806 3 Credit Hours
School Principalship - EDLF 7807 3 Credit Hours
School Finance - EDLF 7808 3 Credit Hours
School Law - EDLF 7810 3 Credit Hours
Introduction to Supervision and Instruction - EDLF 7811 3 Credit Hours
Leadership for Low Performing Schools - EDLF 7812 3 Credit Hours
Technology Leadership - EDLF 7813 3 Credit Hours
Administrative Internship - EDLF 8988 3 Credit Hours

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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Charlottesville and Richmond
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Falls Church
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