Master of Science in Educational Leadership

Program Description: The Master of Science in Educational Leadership consists of coursework and experiences designed to develop entry-level competencies for instructional leaders. The program provides an alternative pathway to develop entry-level competencies for educational professionals.


Upon completion of the Master of Science degree program in Education, all students who wish to pursue Teacher Certification in the State of Florida must meet the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) specific requirements including, but not limited to, applying to the FLDOE for a “Letter of Eligibility” and passing all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE).


It is the responsibility of all students, especially those from other states, who wish to seek teacher state certification from their home states to contact the appropriate department within the DOE (Department of Education) of their home state to determine their eligibility before enrolling in those Masters of Science degree programs in Education. Please refer to the following departments to obtain the required information:  (State of Florida DOE)  (U.S. Department of Education state by state)


Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership also available.

Career Landscape

  • School principal (both public and private)
  • Assistant principal
  • Public school teachers
  • Organizational leadership


Master of Science in Educational Leadership (36 Credits)

*all courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted



EDA 601         Leadership in Education

EDA 602         Communication in Educational Leadership

EDA 603         School Law

EDA 604         School Finance

EDA 606         Curriculum & Instruction for Diverse Student Populations

EDA 608         School Personnel Management

EDA 612         Applied Leadership Theory for Educational Leadership

EDA 616         Technology to Support Educational Leadership

EDF 621         Psychological Foundations of Education

EDF 660         Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education

EDU 503        Applied Research Methods

EDU 530         Educational Measurement

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