The Master of Education in Educational Leadership prepares leaders to transform schools into places where teachers and students grow.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
Florida Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
This program is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.
Every faculty member in the graduate program holds a doctorate degree and are recognized for their leadership, management and motivational abilities.
Courses are offered in a combination of online and in-class formats that meet the needs of your busy schedule.
Our graduates enjoy a high job placement rate, and are impacting their classrooms, schools and communities on a daily basis.
The curriculum provides both practical knowledge and professional networking opportunities through partnerships with practitioners who work in the schools every day.
Learn from our faculty the impact becoming a teacher can have on your future students.
“Choosing Florida Southern for my M.Ed. in Educational Leadership was one of the best decisions I have made in my career as an educator. Not only did FSC provide me with unparalleled real-world experience as a future school administrator, but I also made connections and built friendships that will continue to impact my work as a leader. I am eternally grateful for my experience at FSC!”
“The FSC M.Ed. program has provided me with professional insights and practical knowledge that I have been able to implement immediately in my school. The professors are supportive, personable, and well-informed on issues impacting the educational community. I am confident my education at FSC has prepared me for wherever my future in educational leadership will take me!”
“My professors encouraged me throughout the program. As a result, I am more prepared as an educational leader and look forward to my future in the education field.”
“Florida Southern's Educational Leadership program helped me learn valuable leadership skills that I use regularly, both inside and outside of my classroom. The collaborative, hands-on approach that they have embedded throughout the program has given me the opportunity to work with educators from different backgrounds and grade levels that I never would have gotten otherwise. It has also allowed me to collaborate with administrators on my campus and given me real world leadership experiences, too. Along with this, the relationships built with the professors I worked with have been incredibly valuable! Speaking to them throughout the program, and coming to them for assistance after the program, has allowed me to gain mentors and friends that I know I will have throughout the remainder of my teaching career.”
“The Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program allows me to complete classes online and meet face-to-face for on-campus classes while working 2 full-time jobs; one being a fulltime mom. I’m able to work my day job and complete my assignments at my own pace, in order to get them completed before their due date. The professors are all wonderful and work with the students in my cohort answering any questions or giving us guidance in our field experiences on how to work through situations. My cohort and I have built relationships that will last a lifetime. Florida Southern College is preparing me for my next step into a leadership position in the educational field.”
“Florida Southern College’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is one in a million. Not only is it a perfect program to network among Polk and Hillsborough’s top administrators, but it is a hybrid program making it easy to fit into a teacher’s busy schedule. The professors are always available. Cohort members become family and are always there with advice to tackle every aspect of the classroom.”
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Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and in-class meetings.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
*Applicant must hold a Florida Professional Educator Certificate.
The program consists of nine courses. Five courses utilize an online format. Four courses meet on campus for seven Saturdays each semester. The Saturday classes meet from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Yes, students are required to maintain a 3.0, complete all coursework and pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination to graduate from this state approved program and apply for certification.
Field experiences are integrated into each course. The student will receive feedback on all field experiences from a school administrator mentor and the professor.
The program coordinator will assist students in registering for courses each semester and will ensure that you are completing all requirements throughout the program.
This program prepares students to become school and district level leaders.
Teachers who host a Florida Southern College education student for field study or internship earn a voucher for one free Florida Southern College School of Education course. There is no limit to the number you can earn; however, they are nontransferable.
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