Graduate Certificate in School Admin. and Supervision Unlock Your Leadership Potential


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Are you a licensed teacher or school counselor looking to move into K-12 administrative roles? If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision (Licensure) can help. This program is designed to help you meet Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requirements for pursuing advanced licensure in school administration.

If you’ve already earned your master’s degree and do not plan to pursue a doctorate, Liberty’s graduate school administration and supervision certificate is a great option! Through this program, you can gain the tools and credentials you need to become a leader in your school and community. Whether you want to work as a school principal or superintendent, our graduate school administration certificate online can help equip you to make a difference in the lives of your students.

This program is designed for those who are not planning to pursue a degree beyond the master’s level. If you are considering earning an additional degree, our Executive Certificate in School Administration and Supervision (Licensure) may be a better fit for you.

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

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

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

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we know what it takes to create online programs that blend flexibility, affordability, and accessibility. At Liberty, your success is our success, which is why we utilize cutting-edge technology to bring you the best online learning experience possible. You can complete our 100% online Graduate Certificate in School Administration and Supervision without visiting a college campus — and in just 1.5 years!

Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, Liberty University’s School of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This means you can rest assured that you are receiving an education of the highest quality.

At Liberty, we don’t just train education professionals — we train ethical, principled leaders who can make a difference in their communities. Our courses seek to combine biblical principles with industry best practices, so you can stand out as a person of integrity in the workplace. You’ll also study under seasoned faculty who have years of experience in K-12 education. With their guidance, you can broaden your skill set and prepare to pursue exciting new opportunities.

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 essential topics, including school law, school finance and management, and supervision of instruction. You’ll also explore the process of communication and collaboration between school personnel and the community. Other topics of study include design and improvement of curriculum and instruction, pupil and staff personnel, school organization and management, and student activities.

In addition to honing your educational leadership abilities, you can put your skills to the test by completing 2 full-semester practicum courses and 1 full-semester internship. Within these field experience placements, you’ll gain exposure to 5 different education settings — elementary school, middle school, high school, central offices, and agencies. 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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State Licensure Requirements

Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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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.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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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 graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.