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Specialist in Educational Leadership


Program Overview

Students will complete a common core set of 11 courses plus a directed capstone individualized Independent Study and Research course (EDA 7905) which would be planned with a faculty advisor and designed to nurture student development as leaders who can better support changes within themselves, their organizations, and their communities.

Special Notes about the Program


Students must have a conferred Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or related discipline. This is a part-time program with courses offered on Thursday evenings and Saturdays.


Application Information

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Application Requirement Information

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.


Average Length
of the Program

3 years
Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. David Hoppey

Associate Professor

(904) 620-5326