M.Ed. On Campus

Educational Leadership

The University of Tampa

12 months
655 USD/credit 19650 USD/year
655 USD/credit 19650 USD/year
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The Educational Leadership program of The University of Tampa is a cutting-edge program that caters to working professionals by offering flexible scheduling options such as traditional, weekend and hybrid instructional models.


Throughout the Educational Leadership program of The University of Tampa, candidates engage in experiential tasks directly aligned with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and FELE (Florida Educational Leadership Exam) goals. Given the wide range of leadership responsibilities associated with being a school leader, this program offers an embedded internship every semester to ensure opportunities for candidates to benefit from hands-on learning and practical application.

Who enrolls in this program?

Students who enroll in the M.Ed. in educational leadership intend to pursue a career in school administration or a leadership role within an educational setting. Educational leadership encompasses a wide variety of career paths such as lead teacher, instructional coach, content supervisor, vice principal and principal. Candidates for this program must have at least two years of classroom teaching experience. Candidates come from a variety of backgrounds in education.

What are the benefits of the program?

  • Provides the necessary credentials to become a school administrator, district-level leader or school leader 
  • Advanced professional coursework supports classroom teaching, school leadership capacity and advancement in the school system
  • Candidates experience practical and relevant learning opportunities through embedded internships every semester 
  • Candidates are able to begin their professional network with instructors who are principals, superintendents and school leaders throughout the greater Tampa Bay area
  • Mentorship and career support from expert faculty members who hold doctorate degrees in the field
  • Offers an annual FELE prep workshop for all EDL candidates

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership, Safety and Decision-Making
  • Human Resources: Recruitment, Development and Retention
  • Curriculum and Achievement
  • School Budgeting and Finance
  • School Law/Community Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The university has rolling admissions. We recommend the following dates as guidelines:

  • Fall Intake: by the end of May.
  • Spring Intake: by the end of October.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for the University
  • $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts for all previous college work received directly from each institution
  • Applicants must have earned a four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution in the subject area designated by their intended program.
  • Applicants need to have an overall GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or a minimum of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  • Two letters of recommendation from educational peers or supervisors, one of which is the current or most recent supervisor
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement addressing why they seek a graduate-level degree

Work experience

  • A minimum of at least two years successful teaching experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 655 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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