Graduate Certificate in K-12 Virtual School Administration
American Public University System

Program Details

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.

Note: This graduate certificate program does not lead to state certification or licensure, nor can it be used to maintain state licensure or certification.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree
  • Graduate writing sample
  • Non-Certification Questionnaire
  • Documentation of 3 years teaching experience or 3 years managerial experience in an instructional setting
  • Statement of Understanding (SOU)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission