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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

  SOAR Students 

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. 

Recent Updates

  • As of March 16, virtual meetings will be provided upon request. For meeting appointments and inquiries about the SOAR program, email us at schoolcounseling@unf.edu.
  • SOAR is hosting a new series: "The School Counseling Profession: An Inside Look". These sessions are an opportunity for current undergraduate students, from any major and any institution, to learn more about the school counseling profession and life as a graduate student from current UNF school counseling graduate students.

 Register 

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m.

 

Advanced registration is required. Complete the qualtrics survey by selecting the Registration button above, and once registered, participants will receive the Zoom meeting link in an email.

 

Contact: Dr. Shannon Romagnolo at s.romagnolo@unf.edu for more information.

About the Program

  • A cohort model
  • A 48-credit Master of Education degree in Counselor Education (depending on the individual student's educational background, 3-6 hours of pre-requisite courses may be required)
  • Eligibility for school counselor certification in Florida
  • Skill building in counseling leadership, collaboration, and data-driven decision making

 

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 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.

 

You can select from five concentrations; General Higher Education, Student Affairs, International Programs, Collegiate Athletics, or Non-Profit Management.

News and Events

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.

 

Our Postsecondary and Adult Studies program name has changed to "Higher Education Administration." Join us for a high-quality experience and education.

 

Contact the Program DirectorDr. Luke Cornelius by email at HEA@unf.edu or by phone, (904) 620-5748

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