This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Master of Education (M.Ed.)|
|Specialization:||Educational Leadership Certification|
|Department:||Teacher Education and Educational Leadership|
Building 86, Room 126
|College:||Education and Professional Studies|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 33|
The Educational Leadership Certification Program, approved by the Florida Department of Education, is designed for students who have a minimum of three years of teaching experience and wish to prepare for administrative and supervisory positions such as principal, assistant principal, district supervisor, in-service director, curriculum developer, or dean in public and private elementary and secondary schools. The specialization covers the ten Florida Principal Leadership Standards and associated competencies and seeks to prepare students for the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE). Passing scores on the FELE are required prior to graduation.
Students in the Educational Leadership Certification Program who do not hold current professional teacher certification must meet the following additional requirements:
Students will be assigned a faculty mentor who will provide career advice and advisement concerning professional issues. The Educational Leadership Certification Program has a field experience in each course. Students must have access to and work with an administrator in a school or educational setting.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the applicant must meet the following minimum departmental admission requirements for provisional admission:
To be fully admitted to the program, the following requirements must be met in addition to the requirements for provisional admission (above). Full admission is required by the fifth week of the first semester. Students will be unable to register for a second semester of coursework until full admission has been granted.
All approvals for admission to the Department of Teacher Education and Educational boards are subject to reevaluation as students progress through the program. Students denied admission or removed from the program may appeal the decision to the Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies.
Teacher Education and Educational Leadership students are expected to adhere to the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida and national standards of conduct associated with professional, accreditation, and state agencies. Students who are struggling to meet content and/or disposition standards and/or competencies may be referred to the Culture of Achievement through System of Tiered support (CAST) process. Any student who is referred to the CAST process and does not successfully complete the process may be denied continued enrollment in any professional education program.
In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership must meet the requirements listed below.
A grade of C or better is required for all coursework to be applied to the degree program.
|EDA 5191||Leadership in Education: School Improvement Theory and Practice||3|
|EDA 6063||Introduction to Educational Leadership||3|
|EDA 6222||Administration of School Personnel||3|
|EDA 6232||Law and Education||3|
|EDA 6240||Introduction to School Finance||3|
|EDA 6503||The Principalship||6|
|EDF 6460||Foundations of Measurement||3|
|EDG 5250||Principles of Curriculum Development||3|
|EDG 6285||Data Driven Decisions Using Standardized Student Achievement Data||3|
|EDS 6105||Human Relations and Communication in Education||3|