The Ed.D program is designed to prepare educational administrators for leadership roles in school systems and related agencies. Coursework includes leadership and policy studies, advanced school law, historical foundations of educational administration, advanced school finance, community and interagency collaboration, planning educational facilities, and organization and delivery of instructional services.
For individuals seeking a licensure in public school leadership, MA.Ed. and Educational Specialist degree programs are available. Those two year programs will entitle graduates to receive Virginia Licensure as school leaders.
The Instructional Technology (IT) Master's Degree program offered through the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech is specifically designed to meet the needs of practicing professional educators as they confront the increasingly important role technology is playing within local, state, and national educational systems. The Instructional Technology Master's program (ITMA) is a rigorous graduate program designed to prepare you to be a professional instructional technologist. Because this is a distance program, all courses are offered electronically via the World Wide Web. Depending on the nature of the course, supporting materials may consist of Web-based tutorials, textbooks, CDs, or other appropriate materials.
A Master of Science in Career and Technical Education is offered via distance learning with two-way audio and video and web-based courses. It is designed to develop instructional leaders in the field of career and technical education. The program focuses on developing expertise in contextual learning, integration of CTE with core academics, philosophies regarding the role of CTE in public education, research application in the classroom, diversity, and instructional technology. Emphasis areas include agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, health occupations, marketing, technology, trade and industrial, and training and development.
The Career and Technical Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning offers a series of multimedia licensure courses for practicing teachers on provisional licenses. Self-paced courses are available each semester.
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The Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program is a distance learning graduate program sponsored by five universities in the State of Virginia: Virginia Tech (VT), University of Virginia (UVA), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Old Dominion University (ODU) and George Mason University (GMU). The CGEP offers individuals an opportunity to earn a master's degree part-time through traditional face-to-face instruction as well as two-way video graduate classes. Virginia Tech offers graduate degree programs in Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Virginia Tech offers an entirely web-based masters/certificate in information technology. Certificates can be earned in one of six different areas: communications, networking, computer engineering, software development, business information systems and decision support systems.
A Master of Science in Horticulture is offered on-site at the Hampton Roads Center. The program offers advanced degree opportunities or for persons who desire to be employed in greenhouse, nursery production, landscape, turf management, urban forestry and related areas. The Hampton Roads Agriculture, Research, and Extension Center Faculty, along with faculty based on the VPI and SU campus serve as instructors. The program utilizes the Hampton Roads AREC facilities for on-site/action research.
Six highly regarded universities: Georgia Tech, University of Maryland, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina University have come together in cooperation with NASA Langley to provide a world class education environment. Each of the National Institute of Aerospace universities offer M.S. and Ph.D. programs at the NIA Center.