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University of Virginia Curry School of Education. Educational Leadership Program. Presenters. Dr. Pamela D. Tucker Professor & Program Coordinator Educational Leadership Program pdtucker@virginia.edu Dr. Denny Berry Assistant Professor & Coordinator Northern Virginia Programs

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presenters
Presenters

Dr. Pamela D. Tucker

Professor & Program Coordinator

Educational Leadership Program

pdtucker@virginia.edu

Dr. Denny Berry

Assistant Professor & Coordinator

Northern Virginia Programs

dberry@virginia.edu

For more information:

http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-of-study/administration-supervision

program purposes
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)
why uva quality
Why UVA? Quality

In the 2015 U.S. News and World Report rankings, Curry's Educational Leadership program was ranked

7th in the nation.

great faculty
Great Faculty

Full- time Faculty

  • Denny Berry
  • Sara Dexter
  • Dan Duke
  • Dan Player
  • Pamela Tucker
  • Michelle Young
great students
Great Students

2012-2013 Graduates

  • 28 Certificate
  • 24 M.Ed.
  • 36 Ed.S.
  • 10 Ed.D.
  • 3 Ph.D. 
exsel program focus
ExSELProgram 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

strong applicants
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
where
Where?

UVA/VT Northern Virginia Center

7054 Haycock Road

Falls Church, Virginia 22043

Next to the West Falls Church Metro Station

what is the cost 1
What 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 Fee

1Based on 2014-2015 tuition costs

2Tuition rate applies for 2 three-credit courses per semester.

program basics
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

admissions process
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
program of study
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
overview of coursework
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
overview of coursework1
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)
course delivery
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
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Questions on the ExSEL program?

  • For more information

http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-of-study/administration-supervision

contact information
Contact Information

Dr. Pamela D. Tucker

Professor & Program Coordinator

Educational Leadership Program

pdtucker@virginia.edu

Dr. Denny Berry

Assistant Professor & Coordinator

Northern Virginia Programs

dberry@virginia.edu

For more information:

http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-of-study/administration-supervision