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Master of Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration

The Master of Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration is designed for individuals who aspire to obtain careers in athletic administration at educational institutions. Today's athletic administrator must be well prepared to work in a diverse and challenging environment. As interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics continue to grow, so does the demand for trained professionals equipped with the necessary skills to provide positive leadership in those unique and specific educational settings. This program of study includes 15 hours of educational leadership courses, 15 hours in graduate level sport specific courses and 6 hours of College of Education and Human Services graduate core courses.

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:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Written statement identifying:
    • professional and career goals
    • aspiration
     
  3. Current resume
  4. Three letters of recommendation (using UNF's online reference system)

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Educational Leadership Program Director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.

Athletic Administration Block Schedule

Year One

Fall Term (6 hours)

  • SPM 6008 Foundations of Sport Management***
  • EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research
  • SPM 5206 Ethics and Issues in Sport*

Spring Term (6 hours)

  • EDF 6607 Education in America
  • SPM 5308 Marketing and Promotions in Sport*

Summer Term (6 hours)

  • EDA 6191 Team Leadership
  • SPM 6106
  • EDF 6945 Facilities and Risk Management in Sport**

OR

  • Practicum in Educational Leadership

Year Two

Fall Term (6 hours)

  • EDS 6130 Human Resource Development in Education
  • SPM 5506 Sport Finance *

Spring Term (6 hours)

  • SPM 5605 Governance and Compliance in Sport*
  • EDA 6232 Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

Summer Term (6 hour)

  • EDG 6285 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
  • SPM 6106
  • EDF 6945 Facilities and Risk Management in Sport**

OR

  • Practicum in Educational Leadership

* These SPM Courses are only available on a two-year rotation.

** SPM 6106 is offered Summer A session each year.

*** SPM 6008 Foundations of Sport Management is only offered in the Fall semester and is needed only if you do not have a sport management undergraduate degree or minor.

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Master of Science in Educational Technology, Training and Development

The graduate degree in Educational Technology, Training and Development is a fully-online master's program that encourages students to improve their professional practice using learning theory, technology, and leadership skills.


UNF’s Master of Science in Education Technology, Training & Development is ranked in the top 100 for Best Online Graduate Education programs in 2021 by U.S. News and World Report. 

 

Program Overview

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:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. Written statement identifying:
    • professional and career goals
    • aspiration
     
  3. Current resume
  4. Three letters of recommendation (using UNF's online reference system)

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Educational Leadership Program Director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.

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Supporters of Academic Rigor (SOAR): School Counseling Program

 

Mission Statement

The SOAR School Counseling Program at the University of North Florida prepares counselors who have developed strong basic counseling, relational, and reflective skills; who demonstrate sufficient multicultural content knowledge, skills, and practices; who practice from a sound foundation of theoretical and research-based knowledge; who hold and maintain a strong counselor identity; and who possess and exhibit the personal and professional dispositions necessary to work effectively as school counselors.

 

School Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Graduates of the program will have fulfilled the educational requirements for Florida certification as school counselors.

About the Program

Major: Counselor Education

Concentration: School Counseling

Degree: Master of Education

  • Cohort model program
  • A 60-credit Master of Education degree in Counselor Education for all degree completers as of Spring 2023
  • Florida initial educator certification program with eligibility for school counseling certification 

Online Information Sessions

Learn more about the SOAR Program, the school counseling profession and the admissions process Q&A at a SOAR Information Session. Email SchoolCounseling@unf.edu for accommodations or questions.

 

Register now for an Information Session

SOAR Portfolio

Applicants can now access and submit the SOAR Portfolio for program admissions online. Contact us at SchoolCounseling@unf.edu if you need additional assistance.

 

Submit your portfolio

School Leadership

This concentration is a state-approved program that carries the endorsement for educational leadership needed by teachers who wish to move into administration in the public school system. The program consists of 30 semester hours of core requirements. At least one year of teaching experience and a valid professional, not temporary, teaching certificate are required. Please direct any questions to Dr. Laura Boilini.

 

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: (School Leadership concentration only)

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

Applicants not meeting the 3.0 minimum requirement may contact the Educational Leadership Program Director for additional admission criteria options. For additional tools to determine GPA, please visit Calculating Your GPA.

Year One

  • FALL:
    • EDG 6991 Action Research
      • OR
       
    • EDF 6480 Foundations of Research
    • EDA 6061 Intro to Educational Leadership for Social Justice
     
  • SPRING:
    • EDS 6050 Instructional Leadership
    • EDA 6196 Leadership and Learning Organizations
     
  • SUMMER:
    • EDA 6215 Development of School and Community Resources
    • EDG 6625 Curriculum and Assessment Leadership
     

Year Two

  • FALL:
    • EDS 6130 Human Resource Development
    • EDA 6242 School Finance
     
  • SPRING:
    • EDA 6945 Practicum in Educational Leadership
    • EDA 6232 Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership
                            

*It is important that you follow this schedule. The courses that are listed for each semester will only be offered during that semester with the exception of EDG 6991 Action Research, EDF 6480 Foundations of Research, and EDA 6945 Practicum in Educational Leadership.

 

*A passing score on the FELE exam is required to graduate.

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Higher Education Administration

The M.S. in Higher Education Administration (HEA) is designed as a practitioner-oriented program designed to prepare students for careers in Higher Education and also to allow current practitioners to advance their careers. The degree offers a practical and dynamic degree for those seeking a career in Colleges, Universities, and other Post-Secondary schools as well as career enhancement for those already working in the field. Courses emphasize practical instruction and a solutions-based approach for aspiring higher education leaders. The Higher Education Administration Master of Science degree is intended for those students who wish to obtain a master's degree and assume leadership roles in post secondary educational settings, do not desire the Florida Educational Leadership Certificate, and wish to work in higher education and continuing education. This degree is not for individuals seeking to become K-12 administrators.


Our program is built around a number of important principles:

 

  • Practical Instruction for your career. Class activities and assignments are designed whenever possible to teach skills that can be directly applied in professional practice.
  • Solutions-oriented approach. All courses and assignments, and even the grading system, emphasize finding solutions to challenges of practice in the field.
  • We are Career-centered. Our focus is always on preparing each individual student for success in their chosen career path in Higher Education. We never forget that this program is about advancing your professional goals.
  • Focus on Leadership & Administration. Although our program can help you get that initial position as an entry-level coordinator or advisor, we emphasize instruction that prepares you for a lifelong career that includes advancement into supervisory and leadership roles.
  • Flexibility. Very few programs in our field offer as many degree concentration tracks as the M.S. in HEA at UNF.

 

The M.S. in HEA at UNF is unique in that it offers five concentration tracks to allow professionals to customize their degree to their career goals and the only program that allows students to choose more than one of these concentrations in their degree. 

Choose from five degree concentrations 

Program Features

In addition to high quality career preparation in a wide variety of specialties, the M.S. in Higher Education Administration also features:

  • Available paid Graduate Assistantships
  • Personal attention to individual student needs and goals
  • Instruction by leading faculty in the field including experienced current practitioners
  • The opportunity for added experience in field-based practicums
  • Evening courses scheduled for working professionals
  • A strong record of successful graduates working in Higher Education and related fields locally, throughout Florida, nationally, and even around the world
  • The ability to specialize in more than one concentration track