The K-12 Virtual School Administration graduate certificate looks at online learning in non-traditional learning environments. In this graduate program, you will discover the financial, educational, and legal aspects of administering programs that teach K-12 learners in a virtual setting. This concentrated, 6-course online program is ideal if you currently have a master’s degree and seek additional coursework required to succeed as virtual school administrator. If you do not have a master’s in education, you might want to consider our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership degree, K-12 virtual school concentration.

Certificate Objectives:

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Prepare candidates for leadership and managerial positions in virtual school administration at the K-12 level.

  • Develop leadership skills to meet today’s secondary dual role of managing departments and performing everyday supervision and leadership duties as a school administrator.

  • Develop specific leadership skills relative to budgeting and financial management, handling legal issues relative to managing an athletic department, conflict resolution, and managing facilities.

This program has specific admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

BUSN642Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations3
BUSN643Nonprofit Fundraising Planning and Implementation3
EDUC621Online Learning for the Adult and the K-16 Learner3
EDUC622Ethics and Legal Issues in Online Learning3
EDUC623Online Learning and Student Achievement3
EDUC695Capstone Seminar K-12 Learning Organization3
Total Semester Hours18