The State of Florida approved Educational Leadership Certification program is offered entirely online and designed for students who wish to prepare for administrative and supervisory positions such as principal, assistant principal, district supervisor, in-service director, curriculum developer, or dean in public and private elementary and secondary schools. The Florida Department of Education requires that all students graduating with this degree in Educational Leadership must pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) as a condition of completing their degree and receiving certification for school administration.The program covers the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and associated competencies, and seeks to prepare students for the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE). Students must successfully complete the FELE as a condition of earning their degree and receiving certification for school administration.A special Academic Partnerships discount price is available for students employed by partner school districts. Please call our enrollment specialists at (877) 588-2502 for more information.Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.
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- Leadership in Education: School Improvement Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Educational Leadership
- Administration of School Personnel
- Law and Education
- Introduction to School Finance
- The Principalship
- Instructional Technology for Educational Leaders
- Foundations of Measurement
- Principles of Curriculum Development
- Data Driven Decisions Using Standardized Student Achievement Data
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEducation Management, Organisation & Leadership View 1497 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United States
- Hold a valid professional teaching certification
- Have a minimum of three years of teaching experience
- Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree
- Submit a current (within five years) official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores OR Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score
- Submit a letter of intent that includes the following information: your background, short- and long-term goals, contributions you would like to make to your field of study, and strengths you bring to the program
- Submit contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for two professional references
- Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 must submit a GRE verbal or MAT score that falls at or above the 50th percentile.
International1029 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1029 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National463 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 463 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State369 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 369 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
Individual Class Withdrawal
After the drop/add period, a student may withdraw from a course while remaining in other course(s) through approximately the tenth week of instruction of any fall or spring semester. A grade of "W" will be assigned during this period. Students may process withdrawals online through the Withdrawal app in the Registration folder in MyUWF. Students also have the option of submitting a withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar, building 18, on the Pensacola campus or at the UWF Emerald Coast - Fort Walton Beach.
Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor prior to withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw are not enrolled in the class as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status (i.e., full-time, part-time) will be adjusted based on the date of withdrawal. Withdrawals count as an attempted course for repeat course surcharges and excess hours. Individual class withdrawals may not be processed after the published deadline. Students who do not officially withdraw will be assigned a standard letter grade reflective of the performance in the course.
Withdraw from All Courses (University withdrawal)
Currently enrolled students may withdraw through MyUWF. Students withdrawing from all courses prior to the end of the 4th week of a full semester will receive a grade of "WR" (partial refund). A grade of "WR" is not computed in the UWF GPA.
Students withdrawing from all courses after the fourth week through the end of the tenth week of any fall or spring semester will receive a grade of "W" in each course. Students withdrawing after the designated automatic "W" deadline through the last day of instruction will be assigned a grade of "W" or "WF" at the discretion of the course instructor(s). Grades of "WF" are computed in the UWF GPA. Withdrawal from all courses does not prevent registration for future terms. Students are not required to apply for readmission unless they have not enrolled at UWF for three or more consecutive academic semesters (including summers). Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors before withdrawing from classes and to contact the Office of Financial Aid and the Cashier's Office for questions regarding fee liability or financial aid awards. Students who withdraw from all classes are not enrolled as of the date the withdrawal is processed. Enrollment status will be adjusted based on the date.
Financial Aid Can Help Pay Your Tuition
Scholarships, grants, and loans are available. Graduate students who have been given temporary non-degree student status are eligible for institutional short-term loan assistance only.
The application period for the 2012–2013 academic year began January 1, 2012. The 2012–2013 application is valid for Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 semesters.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
- Apply for a federal PIN at pin.ed.gov. The PIN will serve as your electronic signature on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PINs are issued electronically in "real time", meaning you can elect to receive your PIN immediately on the PIN website or via email. Otherwise, it will be mailed to you through regular mail in 7-10 days.
- Complete the FAFSA, available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Enter UWF's financial aid school code (003955) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.
- The results, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), will be electronically transmitted to UWF. If you use your PIN to sign the FAFSA and provide an email address, the results will be available in 1-3 days electronically. If the results are sent through regular mail, you will receive a SAR in 2-3 weeks.
- Submit an application for admission to UWF. No offer of financial aid will be made until you have been accepted for admission to UWF.
Most financial aid programs specify that you register at least half-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and show evidence of financial need. Receipt of a financial aid award does not guarantee financial aid in subsequent years. You must reapply for financial aid each academic year.
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.