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1 University of Virginia Curry School of Education Educational Leadership Program

2 Presenters Dr. Pamela D. Tucker Professor & Program Coordinator Educational Leadership Program Dr. Denny Berry Assistant Professor & Coordinator Northern Virginia Programs For more information: study/administration-supervision 2

3 Educational Leadership Program Advanced Leadership Preparation: EdD and PhD

4 Program Purposes Initial preparation of school leaders (Cert., MEd, & EdS) –Principals –Assistant principals Advanced preparation of educational leaders –Superintendents & Central office positions (EdD) –Development of future researchers/faculty in Educational Leadership (PhD)

5 Program Options School Leadership Preparation Certificate Masters of Education (MEd) Education Specialist (EdS) Advanced Leadership Preparation Doctorate of Education (EdD) Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

6 Doctoral Programs EdDPhD Practice-focusedResearch-focused Part-time (3-4 years)Full-time (4 years) Upper level leadership rolesFaculty or research positions Offered in Northern Virginia onlyOffered in Charlottesville only Discounted Educator RateFully Funded Financial Aid Packages Contact: Denny BerryContact: Pamela Tucker

7 Executive Studies in Educational Leadership Program (ExSEL) EdD Program

8 In the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Curry's Educational Leadership program was ranked 7 th in the nation. Why UVA? Quality

9 Great Faculty Full- time Faculty Denny Berry Sara Dexter Dan Duke Dan Player Pamela Tucker Michelle Young

10 Great Students Graduates 28 Certificate 24 M.Ed. 36 Ed.S. 10 Ed.D. 3 Ph.D.

11 ExSEL Program Focus –Fundamentals of Leadership Theory –Cognitive Dimensions of Leadership –Vision, Planning & Strategizing for Success –Designing Learning Environments –Optimizing Human Capital in Organizations –Developing Organizational Capacity Real-world Challenges of Educational Leaders

12 Strong Applicants  Committed, talented educators who have  Strong academic credentials  Evidence of leadership potential  Interest in reflection and inquiry  Desire to improve educational programs for students  GRE scores in the above average range

13 Where? UVA/VT Northern Virginia Center 7054 Haycock Road Falls Church, Virginia Next to the West Falls Church Metro Station

14 What is the Cost? 1 K-12 Virginia Educator discounted tuition 2 $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 Fee 1 Based on tuition costs 2 Tuition rate applies for 2 three-credit courses per semester.

15 Program Basics Admission Requirements –Online application –Decisions made once every two years – 12/15 Advising –Denny Berry serves as an advisor upon admission -Courses are planned on a prescribed basis for the cohort with the opportunity to take 3 electives Length of Study –Part-time enrollment: 2 courses/semester –Typically 3-4 years depending on time required to finish capstone dissertation Computer Access - Internet access required for hybrid courses

16 Admissions Process Two-tiered selection process Screening based on paper credentials and current leadership position Selection based on face-to-face Saturday session featuring –An introduction to the program and Q&A –Case study exercise –Elevator speech on leadership –Individual interviews –Writing sample

17 Program of Study Integration of theory, experience, and research Cohort-based First and second year: Strong core of theory and research Field-based practicum projects Use of case studies Customized areas of specialization Third year: Study of a problem of practice culminating in a Capstone Dissertation

18 Overview of Coursework Core leadership courses (18 hours) –6 courses that address the key facets of leadership Foundations of Leadership Theory Cognitive Dimensions of Leadership Visioning, Planning & Strategizing for Success Designing Learning Environments Optimizing Human Capital in Organizations Developing Organizational Capacity Research sequence (12 hours) –4 courses taught in tandem with leadership courses –Focus on applied research methods and program evaluation

19 Overview of Coursework Electives (27 hours) –Transfer credits from master’s degree (up to 18 hours) –Offerings at the Northern Virginia Center Social Foundations Reading Special Education Capstone Seminar (3 hours) Capstone Dissertation (12 hours)

20 Course 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 members High-impact weekends of Fridays/Saturdays once a month throughout the year

21 Program of Study – Year 1 Evidence Centered Leadership/ Disciplined Inquiry Leadership Cohort Classes Year 1 Summer Fall Spring Fundamentals of Ed Research Practical Evaluation in Schools 1.Fundamentals of Leadership Theory 2. Cognitive Dimensions of Leadership 3. Envisioning the Possibilities 4. Designing Learning Environments

22 Program of Study – Year 2 Evidence Centered Leadership/ Disciplined Inquiry Leadership Cohort Classes Year 2 Summer Fall Spring Practical Evaluation in Schools II Practical Evaluation in Schools III (2 Electives) 5. Optimizing Human Capital in Organizations 6. Developing Organizational Capacity

23 Program of Study – Year 3 Evidence Centered Leadership/ Disciplined Inquiry Leadership Cohort Classes Year 3 Summer Fall Spring Capstone Capstone Capstone Seminar + (elective)

24 Questions on the ExSEL program? For more information supervision

25 Contact Information Dr. Pamela D. Tucker Professor & Program Coordinator Educational Leadership Program Dr. Denny Berry Assistant Professor & Coordinator Northern Virginia Programs For more information: study/administration-supervision


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