Educational Leadership/Administration – Modified Program

In our modified Educational Leadership/Administration certificate program, you will master a core of professional and theoretical knowledge and demonstrate skills in applied research and the practice of leadership. The program is approved by the Florida Department of Education, incorporates a core of professional knowledge, includes an experiential component, and facilitates mastery of the Florida Principal Leadership Standards in educational leadership. Program emphasis includes strong academic training, practical application of content, and mentoring with field experts in today’s changing context of public school administration. Program objectives are drawn from the core content identified by the Florida Principal Leadership Standards, from research and theory on educational leadership, and from collaboration between practitioners and faculty of the department. You must complete both program requirements and FLDOE requirements to be considered a program completer and thereby eligible for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Educational Leadership (all levels).

Please note:  To be admitted to the program, you must be a Florida teacher with a current Florida professional teaching certificate and have at least two years of full-time PK-12 classroom teaching experience.  Additionally, you must submit your two most recent performance evaluations obtained during the last four years in a Florida public school (including charter schools) setting, with “effective” or higher ratings in Performance of Students and Instructional Practice.