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Master of Education in Educational Leadership online

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Program Overview

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership online program from Florida Gulf Coast University is designed for teachers with at least two years of experience who are seeking the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Level 1 Educational Leadership certification to become an assistant principal.

As low as $12,309* Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
33-36 Credit Hours

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In this M.Ed. Educational Leadership, you will gain the knowledge and disposition needed to meet the challenges of leadership positions in the complex environments of P-12 schools. Learn from our highly qualified faculty through a curriculum aligned with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and explore the principles of educational leadership.

You will study issues pertinent to curriculum planning and development, school budgeting, critical elements of human resources, and examine current educational issues and trends. This degree program leads to certification upon successful completion of coursework, internship, and passing of the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE).

Graduates of this M.Ed. Educational Leadership program will be able to:

This program prepares you for K-12 education roles such as:

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Tuition

The M.Ed. Educational Leadership program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$373 Per Credit Hour
As low as $12,309* Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
M.Ed. Educational Leadership $373 $1,119 $12,309*

*Tuition is as low as $12,309. Waiver available for out-of-state tuition. Prices subject to change at any time.

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FGCU online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started today!

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First Starts Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Cancellation for Nonpayment Drop/Add Deadline Last Class Day Registration Open
Summer 2 2020 6/29/20 6/5/20 6/17/20 6/26/20 7/2/20 7/6/20 7/1/20 8/15/20 3/16/20
Fall 1 2020 8/17/20 7/24/20 8/5/20 8/14/20 8/21/20 8/24/20 8/21/20 10/3/20 3/16/20
Fall 2 2020 10/12/20 9/18/20 9/30/20 10/9/20 10/16/20 10/19/20 10/16/20 12/4/20 3/16/20
Spring 1 2021- TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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Admissions

At FGCU, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the M.Ed. Educational Leadership online program, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching certificate required

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You must meet the following requirements for admission to the M.Ed. Educational Leadership online program.

  • Submit graduate application and $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts that verify a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester hours accrued to the undergraduate degree OR a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Teaching certificate required
  • Two years of teaching experience

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: grad_docs@fgcu.edu

Mailing address:

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Courses

For the M.Ed. Educational Leadership online program, you must complete 33-36 credit hours, which includes two internships.

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EDA 6061: Principles of Educational Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a survey course that introduces students to Educational Leadership as a profession. Consideration of organization, control, and support of the educational system. Typically, this is a student's first course in the program in Educational Leadership. Open to all graduate students.

EDG 6391: Instructional Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Enables educational leaders to explore issues that are pertinent to curriculum planning, development, implementation, and evaluation, and to make informed, research-based decisions related to instructional design, teaching, and learning.

EDA 6242: School Budgeting & Fin Reporting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Financial support of education by local, state, federal sources, with emphasis on Florida; introduction to educational budgeting.

EDS 6050: Human Resource Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on critical elements of human resource development in educational settings. Particular emphasis is on staff development and on improving and evaluating instruction.

EDG 6627: Foundations of C&I

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introductory course in curriculum and instruction at the graduate level, basic to all specialized courses in the field. Emphasis on foundations, design, basic concepts, theory, and trends of curriculum from early childhood through secondary levels.

EDA 6232: School Law

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Basic essentials of School Law. A review of court decisions affecting American education with emphasis on Florida state statutes.

EDG 6326: Learning Accountability and Assessment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines instructional leadership as it is related to curriculum development and continuous school improvement with a focus on organization of the curriculum, learning, accountability, and assessment issues.

EDA 6192: Organizational Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Addresses leadership theory, change, and planning systems. Course focuses on historical and current best practices in leadership and change theory.

EDA 6942: Field Experience Workshop

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Field Experience Workshop will be waived for candidates who have successfully completed external field experience activities prior to enrollment into EDA 6948 Final Leadership Seminar. Waiver of EDA 6942 will reduce the program of study to 33 credits.

EDA 6948: Final Leadership Seminar

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course designed to allow educational leadership candidates to complete their last internship/field experience, complete their portfolios, write, and defend their final essay, and get ready to successfully complete the Florida Educational Leadership exam (FELE).

EDF 6401: Data and Analysis in Education

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theory and application of statistical procedures to problems in education: descriptive statistics, probability sampling, inferential statistics, interpretation of results, and introduction to computer programming for statistical analysis.

EME 6325: Tech for Educational Leaders

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides information and skills necessary for administrators and teachers to effectively use the computer and application software to manage information. Students use programs such as word processors, database managers, and spreadsheets to facilitate management tasks at the school and classroom level. In addition, general computer education topics are covered which provide for the computer literacy of school administrators.

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