Educational Leadership Specialist Admission Requirements
There are university and School of Education requirements for admission to this program. Admission is made at the School of Education level and the criteria consist of the following.
Admission to the Ed.S. program is a selective process, therefore, meeting the minimum eligibility criteria stated below does not guarantee admission into the program in the School of Education. Applicants for the specialist program must meet all university and School of Education admission requirements. Preference for admission will be given to those students whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of academic success in their chosen course of study.
Applicants who meet college eligibility requirements must then meet School of Education Ed.S. admission requirements to include:
Students are strongly encouraged to remain in close contact with the department advising coordinator as well as the program coordinator to ensure that all application materials are submitted in a timely manner.
All approvals for admission to the School of Education are subject to reevaluation as the student progresses through the program. Students denied admission or removed from the program may appeal the decision to the Dean, College of Professional Studies.
School of Education students are expected to adhere to the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida and national standards of conduct associated with professional, accreditation, and state agencies. Students who are struggling to meet content and/or disposition standards and/or competencies may be referred to the RtI process. Any student who is referred for an RtI and does not successfully complete the intervention process may be denied continued enrollment in any professional education program.
All application materials, including exam scores, must be submitted by the application deadline.
For more information, contact the School of Education Graduate Advising Office: