Dr. Larry Ferguson
Department Head (757) 823-9095
The Department of Secondary Education and School Leadership (SESL) offers multi-dimensional programs in urban education and teacher preparation to assist in-service and pre-service practitioners interested in acquiring state-endorsements and licensure as well as enhancing their professional development. The programs offered in the SESL Department include:
Master of Arts (MA) in Urban Education with concentrations in:
1. Professional School Counseling
2. Community Counseling
3. Principal Preparation Pre-K-12
4. Curriculum Development and Supervision
5. Advanced Teacher Education in Subject Area Concentrations for those who hold a prior teacher's license of certification in a content area
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with concentrations in:
1. Fine Arts
The Department historically has focused its attention principally on those educational issues germane to the urban experience. The intention is to provide students with the types of broad-based learning experiences that engender standards of excellence and equity as preparation for leadership in urban educational settings. The Department is committed to infusing technology and diversity throughout all of its programs. The goal is to prepare competent, compassionate, collaborative and committed leaders capable of meeting the diverse needs of all learners.
All programs are approved by the Virginia Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.