M.Ed. Administration and Supervision Program Overview
Become a more effective and innovative academic leader while fostering the values of social justice, ethics, and Catholic identity with a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision at Marymount University!
Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of teachers and administrators, the Administration and Supervision graduate program features engaging, interactive, and fully-online coursework during the school year, as well as intensive two-week residencies at Marymount’s Arlington campus during the summer.
Our M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision prepares students for advanced careers as public, private, and Catholic school leaders. Coursework covers impactful leadership practices and community building, as well as the Church’s history, teachings, and moral perspectives — all while encouraging every student’s own faith and spiritual growth within an academic community.
- Online and on campus — the best of both worlds!
Complete most of your degree requirements from anywhere in the world via our online courses, and still benefit from engaging on-campus interactions with your instructors and classmates during summer residencies. Marymount offers economical on-campus housing with a full meal plan during summer residency classes.
- Affordable tuition towards a graduate degree
Marymount offers a 50% tuition reduction to all current diocesan teachers and administrators enrolled in the Administration and Supervision (Catholic School Leadership) program. We are currently working with several dioceses in the U.S. to secure additional funding. Please contact us for a current update on available tuition assistance.
- Earn an Administration & Supervision license
Our Master of Education degree is approved by the Virginia Department of Education for licensure in Administration and Supervision, PK-12.
- 36 credit hours
- Online classes and on-campus summer residencies
- Cohorts start each summer semester
- Approved for PK–12 licensure in Administration and Supervision
- Graduate application
- Professional résumé
- 2 recommendations that speak directly to your academic and interpersonal skills
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- 3.0 GPA in previous coursework and/or work experience
Please see program-specific Admissions page for additional requirements. For more information, contact:
Sr. Patricia Helene Earl, I.H.M., Ph.D.
Director, Catholic School Leadership Program
For university coursework completed outside the U.S., a course-by-course transcript evaluation is required from a NACES member evaluation agency such as World Education Services or Educational Credentials Evaluators.
Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score of 96 from TOEFL, 6.5 from IELTS, or 58 from the PTE academic exam, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners. For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, visit our International Graduate Students page.
Program Curriculum Snapshot
ED 581: Foundations of American Education for School Leadership
This course surveys the historical, philosophical, theological, and sociological roots of American Catholic education in the context of education in general. Coursework examines the ministry of Catholic school educators through tradition, history, mission, and current practice, as well as their role in evangelization, lifelong faith development, and building a school community.
ED 583: Administration in the Schools
This course examines the theories, research, and practices of leadership and management of educational organizations, such as motivation theory, decision making, effective communication, conflict resolution, consensus building, and personnel issues. The Catholic school administrator’s role will be examined in relation to the various constituencies within the school community and daily operational activities.
ED 589: Fostering Moral and Ethical Development
This course studies the major theories of developmental psychology related to moral development, with an emphasis on current research and best practices to promote ethical behavior within the dynamics of Catholic schools.
Meet Our Faculty
We are a dedicated community of dynamic teacher-scholars who are not only experts in the field, but also passionate and innovative educators creating learning experiences that ensure all students succeed. Our faculty and staff have advised, nurtured, and inspired students for many decades. We prepare educational leaders and caring practitioners for diverse learning communities with a focus on service, global perspectives, and academic excellence. Our programs are well known for their small class sizes and for the personalized attention students receive from expert faculty. Graduates of our programs gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to make a difference in the lives of others, across the nation, and the world.
The School of Education offers nationally accredited programs with undergraduate teacher licensure in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. At the graduate level, you can earn master’s degrees with licensure in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Administration & Supervision. We also offer a master’s degree in Education without licensure and 15-credit certificates in Special Education, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), and English as a Second Language (ESL). Our online Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Organizational Innovation program invites you to collaborate in a cohort community of professionals that begins every Fall and Spring semester. We encourage you to explore the many degree and non-degree options that we offer in face-to-face, hybrid, and virtual learning environments.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you wish to receive additional information about our programs, resources, or activities. Join our vibrant community which affords limitless opportunities for both your professional and personal development. We all look forward to welcoming you to our School of Education!
Join us in making a difference!
Dr. Lisa Turissini
“The Administration and Supervision program at Marymount University gave me a better understanding of how the Catholic faith makes a leader ready for any challenge, become realistic in expectations, and hopeful in every circumstance. Every professor is excellent, and one becomes part of a community filled with enthusiasm and joy. I am especially grateful for this program for creating enduring relationships and friendships that are grounded in the love of Christ.” – Apolonio Latar III, Class of 2020, Theology Department Chair at St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Chantilly, VA
“The courses and structure of Marymount’s Catholic School Leadership Program prepare you for success as a school leader. The framework of the program is integral to its success. Working as cohorts, students form cohesive groups within and beyond the classroom. The knowledgeable professors bring real-life experiences to class, and recognize that students have school or family obligations. Most importantly, the Catholic Leadership Program instilled faith as a guiding principle for school administrators, relying on Jesus as the model of steward leadership. I am grateful to Marymount’s CSLP for providing me with the tools and confidence for my career in Catholic education.” – Ann Reid, Class of 2017, Assistant Principal in the Diocese of Arlington
“Several years ago, I graduated from Marymount’s Catholic School Leadership Program, and it changed everything for me! While enrolled in the program, I put into action the skills I was learning from Sister Patricia, her team, and my cohort. Though no program could have prepared educators for a pandemic, I continue to rely heavily on the CSLP competencies that taught us to think critically about any situation. My school stakeholders have faith in my consistent, transparent direction. I am grateful for the CSLP program that gave me roots and wings to lead my school during peaceful and challenging times.” – Karen Clay, Class of 2013, Principal at St. Peter School in Capitol Hill (a National Blue Ribbon School)