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1University of Virginia Curry School of Education Educational Leadership Program
2PresentersDr. Pamela D. Tucker Professor & Program Coordinator Educational Leadership Program Dr. Denny Berry Assistant Professor & Coordinator Northern Virginia Programs For more information:
3Educational Leadership Program Advanced Leadership Preparation: EdD and PhD
4Program PurposesInitial preparation of school leaders (Cert., MEd, & EdS)PrincipalsAssistant principalsAdvanced preparation of educational leadersSuperintendents & Central office positions (EdD)Development of future researchers/faculty in Educational Leadership (PhD)A major goal of the Curry School is to prepare professional educators who will become leaders in their respective fields. We prepare educational leaders for schools, school divisions and higher education.
5Program Options School Leadership Preparation CertificateMasters of Education(MEd)Education Specialist (EdS)Advanced Leadership PreparationDoctorate of Education (EdD)Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
6Doctoral Programs EdD PhD Practice-focused Research-focused Part-time (3-4 years)Full-time (4 years)Upper level leadership rolesFaculty or research positionsOffered in Northern Virginia onlyOffered in Charlottesville onlyDiscounted Educator RateFully Funded Financial Aid PackagesContact: Denny BerryContact: Pamela TuckerFor more information on the PHD program, contact Pam Tucker directly.For the remainder of our time we’ll focus on the EdD program or ExSEL, Executive Studies in Educational Leadership.
7Executive Studies in Educational Leadership Program (ExSEL) EdD Program
8Why UVA? Quality 7th in the nation. In the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Curry's Educational Leadership program was ranked7th in the nation.Why UVA?
9Great Faculty Full- time Faculty Denny Berry Sara Dexter Dan Duke Dan PlayerPamela TuckerMichelle YoungOur programs are only as strong as our faculty and we have an outstanding faculty of both full-time instructors and adjuncts who are working professionals that collaborate with us in the field to deliver both rigorous and relevant courses.Our faculty reflect a wide range of expertise and work across multiple program areas. For example, Dan Player is both an instructor in our doctoral program and the Research, Statistics, and Evaluation program area.
11ExSEL Program Focus Real-world Challenges of Educational Leaders Fundamentals of Leadership TheoryCognitive Dimensions of LeadershipVision, Planning & Strategizing for SuccessDesigning Learning EnvironmentsOptimizing Human Capital in OrganizationsDeveloping Organizational CapacityCurriculum designed to meet the real-world challenges of educational leadersExecutive education delivery modelCohort-based to provide support for program successRich use of cases to develop decision making skillsPracticum-based projects which bridge theory and practiceLinkages to school turnaround expertise, research and programsNew concept of capstone dissertations
12Strong Applicants Committed, talented educators who have Strong academic credentialsEvidence of leadership potentialInterest in reflection and inquiryDesire to improve educational programs for studentsGRE scores in the above average range
13Where? UVA/VT Northern Virginia Center 7054 Haycock Road Falls Church, Virginia 22043Next to the West Falls Church Metro Station
14What is the Cost?1 K-12 Virginia Educator discounted tuition2 $309/credit hour (in-state)$684/credit hour (out-of-state)Regular Tuition$769/credit hour (in-state)$1287/credit hour (out-of-state)Fees$20/credit hour Off-Grounds Fee1Based on tuition costs2Tuition rate applies for 2 three-credit courses per semester.
15Program Basics Admission Requirements Advising Length of Study Online applicationDecisions made once every two years – 12/15AdvisingDenny Berry serves as an advisor upon admissionCourses are planned on a prescribed basis for the cohort with the opportunity to take 3 electivesLength of StudyPart-time enrollment: 2 courses/semesterTypically 3-4 years depending on time required to finish capstone dissertationComputer Access- Internet access required for hybrid courses
16Admissions Process Two-tiered selection process Screening based on paper credentials and current leadership positionSelection based on face-to-face Saturday session featuringAn introduction to the program and Q&ACase study exerciseElevator speech on leadershipIndividual interviewsWriting sample
17Program of Study Integration of theory, experience, and research Cohort-basedFirst and second year: Strong core of theory and researchField-based practicum projectsUse of case studiesCustomized areas of specializationThird year: Study of a problem of practice culminating in a Capstone DissertationThe curriculum is designed to balance and more fully integrate the primary sources of knowledge: theory, experience, and research.A strong core of theory and research will be introduced during the first and second year and applied through field-based learning experiences and a structured applied research sequence fostering disciplined inquiry.Customized areas of specialization such as reading and policy will be possible through an array of electives.The third and final year will be devoted to an in-depth study of a problem of practice culminating in a Capstone Dissertation.
18Overview of Coursework Core leadership courses (18 hours)6 courses that address the key facets of leadershipFoundations of Leadership TheoryCognitive Dimensions of LeadershipVisioning, Planning & Strategizing for SuccessDesigning Learning EnvironmentsOptimizing Human Capital in OrganizationsDeveloping Organizational CapacityResearch sequence (12 hours)4 courses taught in tandem with leadership coursesFocus on applied research methods and program evaluation
19Overview of Coursework Electives (27 hours)Transfer credits from master’s degree (up to 18 hours)Offerings at the Northern Virginia CenterSocial FoundationsReadingSpecial EducationCapstone Seminar (3 hours)Capstone Dissertation (12 hours)
20Course Delivery Weekend classes and summer residencies Week-long course during first summer to build collegiality and appreciation for the diversity of experiences and perspectives of the group membersHigh-impact weekends of Fridays/Saturdays once a month throughout the yearCourse delivery is tailored around the needs of working professionals with weekend classes and summer residencies.A major focus of the first summer week-long course will be to build collegiality and appreciation for the diversity of experiences and perspectives of the group members.High-impact weekends of Friday/Saturday once a month delivery throughout year.
21Program of Study – Year 1Evidence Centered Leadership/ Disciplined InquiryLeadership Cohort ClassesYear 1SummerFallSpringFundamentals of Ed ResearchPractical Evaluation in SchoolsFundamentals of Leadership Theory2. Cognitive Dimensions of Leadership3. Envisioning the Possibilities4. Designing Learning Environments
22Program of Study – Year 2Evidence Centered Leadership/ Disciplined InquiryLeadership Cohort ClassesYear 2SummerFallSpringPractical Evaluation in Schools IIPractical Evaluation in Schools III(2 Electives) 5. Optimizing Human Capital in Organizations6. Developing Organizational Capacity
23Program of Study – Year 3Evidence Centered Leadership/ Disciplined InquiryLeadership Cohort ClassesYear 3SummerFallSpringCapstoneCapstone Seminar+(elective)
24Questions on the ExSEL program? For more information
25Contact InformationDr. Pamela D. Tucker Professor & Program Coordinator Educational Leadership Program Dr. Denny Berry Assistant Professor & Coordinator Northern Virginia Programs For more information: