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Educational Leadership (M.A.) 2016-2017 Catalog Year

College of Education

Department of Leadership & Educational Technology

The M.A. in Educational Leadership program is for students not seeking Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) certification.  Students with this degree typically work in educational or training divisions in businesses, healthcare, public service, Pre-K-12,  or higher education. This program is composed of the program core, plus 18 hours of focus area courses and 9 elective credits in the student's area of interest.  Regardless of choice of electives, all programs of study must be approved by faculty advisors. The electives may be taken from inside or outside the College of Education.

Program Admission Requirements

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Program Requirements
  1. Required Courses in the Major (24 credits)

    Foundations (6 credits)
    EDF 6481 Foundations of Ed Research (3)
    EME 6425 Technology for School Leaders (3)

    Focus Areas (Choose PreK-12 or Higher Education (18 credits)
    Pre K-12 Leadership
    EDA 6192 Organizational Development (3)
    EDA 6232 School Law (3)
    EDA 6242 School Finance (3)
    EDG 6391 Instructional Leadership (3)
    EDG 6627 Found. of Curriculum & Instr. (3)
    EDS 6050 Human Resources Development (3)

    Higher Education Leadership
    EDF 6808 Global Context in Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6225 Curriculum Develop-Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6405 Law & Policy-Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6505 Finance in Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6634 Stud Personnel Svcs-Higher Ed (3)
    EDH 6635 Org Structure-Higher Ed (3)

  2. Internships (6 credits)
    EDA 6945 Internship I - Educ Leadership (3)
    EDA 6946 Internship II - Educ Leadership (3)

  3. Electives (9 credits)
    The following courses are grouped by areas of interest.  Pick any three (3) courses:
    Educational Policy
    EDA 6195 Policy Development (3)
    EDF 6461 Intro. to Program Evaluation (3)
    PAD 6136 Public Mgmt in Political Env (3)
    PAD 6335 Strategic Planning (3)

    Research and Assessment
    EDF 6401 Data and Analysis in Education (3)
    EDF 6449 Survey Research Design (3)
    EDF 6461 Intro to Program Evaluation (3)
    EDF 6486 Inquiry Skills&Assess Methods (3)

    Technology Management
    EDF 6461 Intro. to Program Evaluation (3)
    EDF 6469 Evaluation Tech Apps & Program (3)
    EME 6235 Professional Practicum (3)


Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Students must satisfactorily complete 39 credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Final program completion is assessed through portfolio assessment.
Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.

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