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  • Educational Leadership & Administration Graduate Programs

    Educational Leadership & Administration

    USNWR Best Online Programs badgeThe mission of Florida State’s Educational Leadership & Administration (EDA) program is to develop and enhance dynamic, high-performing leadership for the renewal and improvement of educational systems.  In the EDA program, you will master a core of professional and theoretical knowledge and demonstrate skills in applied research and the practice of leadership.  Program emphasis includes strong academic training, practical application of content, and associating with field experts in today’s changing context of educational organizations. Program objectives are drawn from the core content identified from research and theory on educational leadership, and from the collaboration between practitioners and faculty of the department.

    We offer an online Educational Leadership program with Florida certification, an online Educational Leadership program without Florida certification, online EdD program, and face-to-face Ph.D. program.

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    The application deadlines are as follows:

    • Online Educational Leadership programs (with and without Florida Certification):
      • Fall admission: June 1
      • Spring admission: October 1
      • Summer 2019 admission: March 1
    • Doctoral program: December 1 (Fall admission only)
    • Online Ed.D. Summer admission: January 15 (Note: The next Ed.D. cohort will begin Summer 2020)

    Applicants interested in the Modified Certificate can apply to begin the program in the Spring or Fall semesters only.

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    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics job summary and outlook for elementary, middle, and high school principals predicts a 10% increase through 2020. The percentage creates 23,200 new jobs in this field. As of 2010, the median pay for this administration role is $86,970 a year. For university or college professors, the Bureau predicts a 17% increase in jobs by 2020; totaling 305,700 jobs in the 2010-2020 time span. The median pay is $62,050 per year.

    The career paths for graduates in our Educational Leadership & Administration program are endless. A graduate can start in front of the college classroom and gain tenure or walk through the halls of an elementary or secondary school guiding teachers in the education of our country’s youth.

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