The PK-12 Educational Leadership program at Old Dominion University (ODU) offers Master’s (M.S.Ed.) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees (30 credits) that prepare aspiring leaders for school and division-level administrative positions. The Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership (60 credits) prepares educational leaders for professional positions in PK-12 schools, faculty positions in higher education, research positions, and state and national policy making.
The Educational Leadership Program uses a cohort model where participants attend live, online classes in the evening. Students take two courses each semester on the same day (fall, spring and summer) throughout the program. The unique online learning environment enables students and faculty to engage in a class setting that simulates a face-to-face classroom. The program caters to full-time working professionals.
- PK-12 Administration and Supervision license with a degree (M.S.Ed. or Ed.S.): Classes are held via Zoom one night a week. The 30-credit cohort program leads to a PK-12 Administration and Supervision license with a degree (M.S.Ed. or Ed.S.). M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. Cohorts begin each semester, and ODU is accepting applications for the Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 semesters. Career paths for graduates of the M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. programs include teacher leader, department and grade-level chair, dean, assistant principal, instructional coach, and central office coordinator positions.
- Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership: Our next Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership Cohort begins August 31, 2023. The Ph.D. in Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership Cohort (60 credits) is designed for educational leaders working full-time in PK-12 schools and divisions; this is not a licensure program. PK-12 school leaders take classes as part of a cohort in which students discuss and research educational problems of practice and policy. Course content is designed to help students use research, theory, and their own professional expertise to advance organizational change in their own organizations. The Cohort program builds an intensive professional learning community in an executive-style accelerated doctoral program.