Today’s educational and organizational environments require well-educated, capable and caring professionals. Our graduate programs are rigorous and competitive. They’re flexible and designed for busy, working adults.
Shenandoah University's School of Education & Human Development prepares practitioner-leaders by offering programs of study that conform to the following principles: practicing in a spirit of collaboration; thoughtful examination of the foundations, current contexts and future possibilities of the fields of study; encouraging proactive, problem-centered philosophies of educational and professional practice; producing graduates who will be knowledge-driven, competent decision-makers whose thinking is informed by reflective practice; and preparing caring, capable and reflective teachers, administrators, human services and public sectors practitioners. Our master's and doctoral programs are unique in their emphasis on the application of theory to real-world problems and lived experiences. Administration and Supervision Licensure and Teacher Education Licensure programs have each earned accreditation from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
Letter from the Dean
Our student-centered certificate, master’s and doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction and Leadership Studies provide inquiry-driven, problem-oriented examinations of public education and nonprofit organizations in a curriculum that emphasizes action research and practical experience. The school takes great pride in its graduates, who provide outstanding classroom instruction and educational leadership throughout the region and around the world.
Dr. Calvin H. Allen, Jr.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences