Department of Education

Educational Leadership (School Principal & Central Office)

The Hampton University Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program prepares practitioners in teaching or teaching-related careers for positions in educational administration. It is a 42 credit-hours program that takes eighteen (14) months to complete. The program is aligned with the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium 2008 (ISLLC) standards. The program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Education and is part of the College of Professional Education unit accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program is housed in the College of Virginia Beach (COVB), which offers the latest in learning technology. Campus amenities include: mediated classrooms and labs; real-time video/audio connectivity to main campus and other sites; mediated conference and seminar rooms; a 100-seat mediated lecture hall; instructional computer classrooms, a large open computer lab and full campus library connectivity.

The HU Educational Leadership Program represents a multifaceted approach to improving student achievement by improving the level and effectiveness of educational leadership. It has taken into account the need for school districts to address the proficiency of educational leaders at various stages of their professional careers.