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Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership


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


  • Applicants must hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Applicants must hold a professional, not temporary Florida teaching certificate¬†
  • Applicants must demonstrate prior successful completion of graduate level courses in
    1. educational research, and
    2. social foundations of education
  • Students must pass all sections of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) prior to completing the program

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


Application Information

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International Applicant Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Deadlines

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

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . April 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:

  • Resume
  • Professional licensure
    • Applicants must hold a professional, not temporary, Florida teaching certificate¬†
  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Students must pass all sections of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) prior to completing the program


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.

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Laura Boilini

Clinical Assistant Professor

(904) 620-5487

Building 57 , Room 3424