Executive Certificate in School Admin. and Supervision Foster Excellence in Education


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Liberty’s 100% online Executive Certificate in School Administration and Supervision (Licensure) can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a K-12 school administrator. If you are a licensed teacher or school counselor and have already earned a master’s degree, this program may be a great fit for you. Our rigorous curriculum is designed to help you meet Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requirements for advanced licensure in school administration and supervision** — so you can get the credentials you need to pursue exciting career paths.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

**Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved administration and supervision program, you may apply for your license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

Maybe you want to earn your school administration license as fast as possible, but you also want to work towards a future postgraduate or doctoral degree. If so, our executive school administration certificate program may have just what you need. The credits from this certificate can transfer into the corresponding Education Specialist (Ed.S.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree, so you can work toward your long-term education goals while quickly gaining the credentials needed to take on K-12 administrative roles.

We also offer a Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision (Licensure).

Please note: Students enrolling in Educational Leadership programs are not eligible to receive Georgia Tier I or Tier II Educational Leadership Certification.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty has been a pioneer in distance learning since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to Training Champions for Christ has not. We seek to develop online programs that blend flexibility, affordability, and high-quality academics. Our 100% online executive school administration certificate allows you to complete your courses without having to visit a college campus. You’ll be able to stay invested in the things that matter — like your family, job, and community — while taking the next step in your academic journey.

In this program, you’ll study under faculty who are committed to helping you thrive academically, professionally, and spiritually. Our professors have years of experience working in K-12 educational settings, so you can be confident that you are learning from industry leaders. Additionally, this 21-credit-hour executive school administration certificate program can be completed in just 1.5 years — which is much faster than a full-length degree!

If you plan to pursue a doctorate one day, the credits you earn in this certificate can be applied toward our Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership or our Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership. That way, you can make the most of your education by pursuing the credentials you need now while working toward your future.

This program is divided into 3 main parts: core administration and supervision content, gate courses, and field experience. Your core courses will cover a variety of important topics, including leadership principles and ethics, executive leadership in curriculum and instruction, and advanced educational law. You’ll also dive into the essentials of school district finance and study public relations from an educational leadership perspective.

Additionally, you can put your skills to the test by completing 2 full-semester practicum courses and 1 full-semester internship. Through these field experience placements, you’ll gain exposure to 5 different education settings — elementary school, middle school, high school, central offices, and agencies — allowing you to diversify your skill set. Your gate courses will help ensure that you are prepared for the culminating internship and stay on track to graduate, so you can fulfill the requirements for pursuing advanced licensure in school administration and supervision.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Education Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Education Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Education Executive Certificate* $275/Credit

*The $275/credit hour rate only applies to select education Executive Certificates.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for education Executive Certificate courses*
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*The $275/credit hour rate only applies to select education Executive Certificates.