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Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Anne Swanson


Application Information
Applications are accepted fall, spring, and summer terms.
Application Deadlines

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

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

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.

Additional program requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution

  • Applicants must hold a valid Florida teaching certificate

  • 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)


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 (M.Ed.), and a non-degree program leading to Florida certification in educational leadership is also available.


Special Notes about the Program

Students must pass all sections of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) prior to completing the program.


Program Faculty
Curriculum and Requirements
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
1.5 years
Approximate Enrollment
Community Connections

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