In the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Curry's Administration and Supervision program was ranked #7 in the nation. Read about recent news in the program area in the Alumni Newsletter.
This area of study is an integral part of the Curry School’s mission to prepare a wide array of professionals for America’s schools and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2015 as the 7th best Administration and Supervision program in the nation. Established in 1932, it is an instructional, research, and service unit of the Curry School of Education. The major purpose of the program is the preparation of educational leaders for the public schools of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation, but graduates of the program provide leadership in a variety of settings: both private and public schools, school divisions, state departments of education, and professional organizations. The program additionally seeks to contribute to human understanding and knowledge through continuing inquiry into the nature of educational leadership and leader effectiveness at all levels.
Many alumni now serve in the roles of assistant principals, principals, curriculum specialists, assistant superintendents, and superintendents. Their success is reflected, to some degree, by the number of Curry-trained educators who lead Virginia’s public schools: 56 of the Commonwealth’s 134 school superintendents are Curry graduates.
As our students graduate and become educational leaders performing at the highest level, and as our research results in new thinking about leadership, the work of the faculty and students in the Administration & Supervision program area at the Curry School is, indeed, creating positive change in school districts and educational organizations around the country.
University Council for Educational Administration
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. In 2010, the Curry School of Education was selected to serve as headquarters to UCEA.
Student Performance Snapshot
The Administration and Supervision program at the Curry School of Education currently enrolls approximately 150 students in its various certificate and degree programs. For current students who entered in Fall 2012 for the school leadership preparation program, the academic profile was the following:
Average undergraduate GPA – 3.59
Average GRE scores:
Quantitative – 148
Verbal - 153
Analytical Writing - 4.5
For students who graduated between Fall 2012 and Summer 2013, the average score on the licensure exam, the School Leaders Licensure Assessment was 182.
In Virginia, a passing score is defined by regulations as 165 and 100% of our graduates passed the licensure exam.