Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

The State of Florida approved Educational Leadership Certification specialization is offered entirely online and designed for students who wish to prepare for administrative and supervisory positions such as principal, assistant principal, district supervisor, in-service director, curriculum developer, or dean in public and private elementary and secondary schools. The Florida Department of Education requires that all students graduating with this degree in Educational Leadership must pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) as a condition of completing their degree and receiving certification for school administration.

The Education and Training Management Subspecialty (ETMS) online program specialization is designed for military officers and others interested in working in education and training in the military, business or industry and offers an overview of the many issues involved in working with education and training systems in a variety of settings.


Education and Training Management Subspeciality (ETMS)
The 36 semester hour specialization is designed for military officers and others interested in working in training in the military, business, and industry.

Educational Leadership Certification
The Educational Leadership Certification specialization, approved by the Florida Council on Educational Management, covers the ten Florida Principal Leadership Standards and associated competencies and seeks to prepare students for the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE).

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of one of the following graduate admission official test scores: GRE or MAT* 
• Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree** 
• Submission of a letter of intent describing the candidate's work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals. 
• Submit contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for two professional references 
* Review your eligibility for an admission test score waiver.
**Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 must submit a GRE verbal or MAT score that falls at or above the 50th percentile.


Department Contact

Certification Program: 
Nicole Walberg, M.Ed.
Department of 
Teacher Education & 
Educational Leadership

Phone: 850-474-2745

Catalog Description
Department's Website

ETMS Program: 
Nancy B. Hastings, Ph.D.
Chair, Instructional , Workforce and Applied Technology

Phone: (850) 474-3013
Fax: (850) 474-2804


Catalog Description
Department's Website

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.