Florida’s Premier Leadership ProgramThe Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree program prepares leaders to transform schools into places where teachers and students grow.
This MEd program is designed for practicing teachers, with two years of teaching experience, who currently hold a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate. It provides the next level of skills and credentials for educators who want to become leaders in their schools, districts, and beyond. The curriculum provides practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with educational professionals who will help you advance your career.
Florida State Certification
This program is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. Our students pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) prior to graduation which allows them to receive Educational Leadership certification in the State of Florida. This opens the door for school-based and district level administrative positions.
Florida Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
With the internship integrated throughout each of the five semesters, students are able to apply the concepts they learn throughout the program. This has the added benefit of shortening the duration of the program compared to programs that have a stand alone internship.
Courses are offered in either online or face-to-face formats that meet the needs of your busy schedule. Since many of the students are working professionals, face to face courses are offered on Saturdays.
The curriculum provides both practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities through partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day.
Small Class Sizes
Small class sizes allow for individualized attention and increased interactions between the students and faculty members.
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School districts recognize the time and effort teachers spend in graduate school, and want these individuals to stay in the district to help direct future growth of a school. Master’s degree holders are the best chance schools have to enact positive curriculum-wide changes and improve student outcomes. As an added benefit of earning a master’s degree, you gain a bigger voice in the national conversation on education. As educators further develop their understanding of teaching techniques, classroom management strategies, and professional resources, they become more valuable members of the educational community.
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as verified by an official transcript from the conferring institution
as verified by an official transcript from the conferring institution
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT
- Applicant must provide proof of a valid Florida Professional Educator Certificate
- FLDOE Teaching Requirement Form completed by supervisor verifying 2+ years of effective teaching experience
- Current Résumé
- A personal statement of your expectations of a graduate program (your personal and professional goals)
Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and in-class meetings.
|EDU 6100||Educational Leadership for Change|
|EDU 6150||Resource Allocation for Student Achievement|
|EDU 6200||Ethics and School Law|
|EDU 6300||Leading in a Diverse Society|
|EDU 6400||Program Development: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment|
|EDU 6450||Strategic Faculty Development for P-12 Administrators|
|EDU 6550||Student Achievement, Accountability, and Standards-Based Instruction|
|EDU 6600||School Finance|
|EDU 6700||Instructional Leadership|
|Base Required Fees||Cost|
|Tuition Per Credit Hour||$475|
|Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled||$25 to $100|
What is the program delivery?
The program consists of nine courses. Five courses utilize an online format. Four courses meet on campus for seven Saturdays each semester. The Saturday classes meet from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Does this program lead to Educational Leadership certification?
Is there a practicum required?
Field experiences are integrated into each course. The student will receive feedback on all field experiences from a school administrator mentor and the professor.
How will my course schedule be determined?
The program coordinator will assist students in registering for courses each semester and will ensure that you are completing all requirements throughout the program.
What roles will this degree prepare me to perform?
This program prepares students to become school and district level leaders.
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