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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

  • Athletic Administration
  • Early Childhood Educational Leadership
  • 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 - Athletic Administration and Early Childhood Educational Leadership 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

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.
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 57 , Room 2216

School Leadership: Dr. Laura Boilini

Clinical Assistant Professor

l.boilini@unf.edu

(904) 620-5487

Building 57 , Room 3424