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The Graduate School

Educational Leadership - Specialist



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.


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 Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. David Hoppey
Associate Professor
(904) 620-5326

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, 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.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    •  Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or related discipline