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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

THE PROGRAM

Program Overview

Guided by the belief that the most important purposes of schooling are teaching and learning, the programs in educational leadership are designed to develop effective educational leaders. Students are guided in their personal development of a vision of excellence in schooling. Research-based studies of educational policy, instructional leadership, management skills, and effective schools as well as studies of successful innovations in practice characterize the programs. The college offers an educational leadership program leading to a Master of Education degree (MED), and a non-degree program leading to Florida certification in educational leadership is also available.


An applicant who does not meet the stated criteria for admission to the Educational Leadership Program may request review of his/her application by submitting a letter detailing the reasons that an exception to the admission policy should be granted. This letter should be submitted to the Educational Leadership Program Director prior to the closing date for receipt of applications. The letter will become part of the application and be reviewed during the student selection process.

Concentrations Offered

• Advanced Teaching and Learning - NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
• Athletic Administration
• Early Childhood Educational Leadership
• Educational Technology, Training, and Development
• School Leadership

ADMISSIONS

Application Information

How to:  

Application Requirement Information

International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared 
  • All of the below university and program requirements 

Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study. 

  • Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Program requirements -  Advanced Teaching and Learning, Athletic Administration, Early Childhood Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Training and Development concentrations:

  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
    • Describe professional and career goals 
    • Aspiration
  • Three letters of recommendation 
    • Address applicants qualifications for success in graduate school
    • Must be on official letter head (if applicable) and have an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable)

    Program requirements -  School Leadership concentration:

    • Resume
    • Letter of intent
      • Describe professional and career goals 
      • Aspiration
    • Certification
      • Teaching certificate or statement of eligibility 
      • At least 1 year of successful full-time teaching experience in public or private school, 3 years preferred
    • Three letters of recommendation
      • Address applicants qualifications for success in graduate school
      • Must be on official letter head (if applicable) and have an original signature (electronic signatures are not acceptable)

    INFORMATION

    Total Program
    Credit Hours

    36-39

    Average Length
    of the Program

    2 years

    Approximate Enrollment

    160

    Community Connections

    This program provides to public and private schools all around northeast Florida well prepared educational administrators and other school leaders.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

    Athletic Administration: Dr. Kristi Sweeney

    Associate Professor

    kristi.sweeney@unf.edu

    (904) 620-1815

    Building 57 , Room 3405

    Early Childhood Educational Leadership: Dr. Christian Winterbottom

    Assistant Professor

    c.winterbottom@unf.edu

    (904) 620-5329

    Building 27 , Room 2216

    Educational Technology, Training and Development: Dr. Terry Cavanaugh

    Associate Professor

    tcavanau@unf.edu

    (904) 620-3875

    Building 57 , Room 3412

    School Leadership: Dr. Anne Swanson

    Assistant Professor

    anne.swanson@unf.edu

    (904) 620-1839