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Graduate Certificate 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. 

Special Notes about the Program

Prerequisites:
  • Applicants must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants must demonstrate prior successful completion of graduate level courses in (1) educational research, (2) social foundations of education, and (3) educational technology (or will be required to complete appropriate courses as part of this program) 

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility.

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:

  • Professional licensure
    • Applicants must hold a valid FL teaching certificate
  • Students must pass all sections of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) prior to completing the program

INFORMATION

Curriculum and Requirements

Total Program
Credit Hours

27

Average Length
of the Program

1.5 years

Approximate Enrollment

27

Community Connections

This program prepares qualified and effective educational administrators to serve in public and private schools in northeast Florida.

Career Possibilities

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Anne Swanson

Assistant Professor

anne.swanson@unf.edu

(904) 620-1839