The School of Education (SOE) offers a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with three concentrations:
  • Instructional Leadership and Organizational Development (ILOD)
  • Sport Management and Leadership (SML)
  • Educational Leadership (EL)    (Aspiring Assistant Principals/K-12 Administrators)

The M.Ed. is an intensive 34 credit hour program designed to meet the needs of the working professional in fields such as K-12 settings, non-profit organizations and faith and/or community-based organizations. The program is comprised of a core curriculum, shared by cohorts of students from the three concentrations, with emphasis upon topics including research, theory and practice, budgeting, human resources, leadership, ethics, and organizational planning and development. The cohort system provides students with a means to begin to develop a network of professional relationships that will help them establish collaborative approaches in their roles in community development. The mode of course delivery is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Depending on program concentration, modules and courses are delivered in a weekend, evening and hybrid format.

All students enrolled in School of Education (SOE) courses and or programs will be expected to uphold high standards for professional behavior.  To monitor these standards, the SOE Dispositions Instrument will be introduced at program entrance, monitored and evaluated by SOE faculty through program candidacy and completion.  Candidates for program completion are accountable for demonstrating adherence to all dispositions while attending professional meetings and classes on campus and during required field work, practice, and internships.  Failure to meet all standards may result in probation or suspension from the program.  Candidacy for graduation from ALL SOE programs requires verification by faculty and the Dean of the SOE that all dispositional standards have been satisfactorily demonstrated.

The SOE also offers an alternative certification pathway which meets the requirements of the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for Alternative Certification route. The Alternative Teacher Certification Preparation (TCP) Program is suitable for students with a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution seeking to teach in the State of Florida. Each academic program incorporates the SOE’s connected-learning approach to education through supportive faculty-teacher relationships; curriculum based on current practice and research, and varied field-based experiences.​