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 (ETMS)
The 36 semester hour specialization is designed for military officers and others interested in working in training in the military, business, and industry.
Human Performance Technology (ETMS-HPT)
In the ETMS-HPT specialization, students develop proficiency in resolving performance problems in military, business and industry, and educational systems.
Instructional Technology (ETMS-IT)
The ETMS-IT option is meant for students from PreK-12, community colleges, business and industry, and the military interested in the application of instructional technology for education and training. It emphasizes emerging technology applications such as web-based instruction, multimedia design, and distance learning with a strong focus on instructional systems design, planning, and change.
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).
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.
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
• Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional 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
*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.
Dr. Byron Havard
Chair, Department of Instructional and Performance Technology
Chasity Manning, M.Ed.
Teacher Education &
Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.