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Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) 2020-2021 Catalog Year

College of Education

Department of Leadership & Educational Technology
Website: https://www.fgcu.edu/coe/programs/graduateprograms/educational-leadership-med.aspx

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program consists of 33-36 credits of coursework that is designed to prepare students for level one administration positions in K-12 educational settings.  Program content focuses on the functions of educational leaders and stresses the relationship between tested practice and applied theory. The M.Ed. program prepares students for Educational Leadership certification by the Florida Department of Education. Final program completion is assessed through portfolio assessment for all students.

Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Students must satisfactorily complete the minimum number of credit hours specified by the graduate degree program.
  • A grade of B or higher must be earned in all required/core courses in the program.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Students must pass all portions of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination.
  • Candidates must complete and succesfully defend their final portfolio.
  • The College of Education limits the transfer of coursework into its graduate programs to a maximum of 12 credits or three courses. To be considered, courses must have been completed with a minimum grade of B and no more than seven years prior to the date of entry into the graduate program and no more than ten years prior to graduation from the graduate program.
Program Requirements

Required Courses (33 - 36 credits)
EDA 6061 Principles of Ed Leadership (3)
EDA 6192 Organizational Development (3)
EDA 6232 School Law (3)
EDA 6242 School Budgets&Fin Reporting (3)
EDA 6942 Field Experience Workshop (3)*
EDA 6948 Final Leadership Seminar (3)
EDF 6401 Data & Analysis in Education (3)
EDG 6326 Learning, Account & Assess (3)
EDG 6391  Instructional Leadership (3)
EDG 6627 Found. of Curriculum & Instr. (3)
EDS 6050  Human Resources Development (3)
EME 6425 Tech for Educational Leaders (3)

*EDA 6942 Field Experience Workshop will be waived for candidates who have successfully completed 300 hours of 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.  


TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 33-36

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