The Educational Leadership (EL) concentration provides a graduate degree option for aspiring K-12 administrators seeking Level One certification as recognized by the Florida Department of Education. The Educational Leadership (EL) program concentration is grounded in leadership theories and practical applications.

The Leadership core includes courses in Self-awareness and Interpersonal Development, Organizational Behavior and Change Management, Data-driven Decision-making, Ethical Decision-making, and Leading Instruction.  In the leadership core, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the following:

what you bring to the leadership relationship;
how groups and teams are formed and best function;
how people act in organizations and how to manage and guide change efforts;
 how to leverage and make decisions about technology for organizational growth;
how human resource development principles and law operate in tandem;
 and  how to effectively lead instruction.
The EL concentration will empower learners to become effective consumers, examiners, and producers of research. Additionally, forty-five hours of directed practical application opportunities – akin to field experiences, will be taken along with the course modules that comprise the leadership core.  The culminating 120- hour internship  will be completed during the final semester of the program , and will provide program completers with relevant and real-world contexts to apply learning.

The Educational Leadership concentration is state approved by the Florida Department of Education. The EL concentration is designed for aspiring K-12 administrators interested in pursuing Educational Leadership certification.

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Educational Leadership Curriculum
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This concentration is for aspiring K-12 Assistant Principals or administrators seeking Level I Certification as recognized by the Florida Department of Education. This concentration requires successful completion of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) to complete the M.Ed. degree. Students must show proof of having completed a three credit survey course in ESOL or proof of having completed 60 credits of in-district ESOL training in order to graduate.
Required Courses
EDU 502 
Practical Applications                          
Core Curriculum
EDL 544
Leadership and Learning I: Self-Assessment and  
Interpersonal Development​
EDL 548
Leadership and Learning II: Organizational Behavior/ 
Change Management​
EDL 549
Leadership and Learning III: Data-driven Decision Making 
EDL 554
Leadership and Learning IV: Ethical Decision Making 
EDL 557
Leadership and Learning V: Leading Instruction 
EDL 543
Educational Research and Evaluation 
EDL 553
Educational Leadership Practicum