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The Graduate School

Educational Leadership

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

The Educational Leadership program requires applicants to choose one of the following concentrations:

  • Athletic Administration
  • School Leadership

 

Application Deadlines

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

Graduate Program Director

Athletic Administration
Dr. Kristi Sweeney
Associate Professor
(904) 620-1815
Building 57, Room 3405

Graduate Program Director

School Leadership
Dr. Laura Boilini
Clinical Assistant Professor
(904) 620-5487
Building 57, Room 3424

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 - Athletic Administration
    • 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
      • Copy of professional, not temporary, 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)
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