Frequently Asked Questions

How long are various programs?

The programs can be completed in 12 to 15 months.

When do classes begin?

Educational leadership cohorts begin each spring (January) and summer (May). However, classes are also offered in the summer and fall terms for those who need prerequisite classes.

When do classes meet?

Educational leadership classes meet on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Elementary Education: Educating for Social Justice classes are held in the evenings during the academic school year and in the daytime during June and early July. 

Is Stetson University accredited?

The Educational Leadership and Modified Educational Leadership programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preperation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.) and the Florida Department of Education.

Can I take courses at the DeLand campus and at the Celebration center?

Yes. Most graduate programs are offered at both the DeLand campus and the university's Celebration center. Students are encouraged to take courses where it's most convenient for them.

How selective is the graduate program?

The graduate programs are extremely competitive. Basic requirements include a minimum of two years teaching experience (educational leadership program only), a teaching certificate, and one of the four below:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Scores in the 50th percentile or better on the G.R.E. or 410 on the M.A.T.
  • 12 or more graduate credit hours at or above 3.0.
  • An earned master's degree from an accredited university.

What if my undergraduate grades are low or my test scores do not meet the standards?

The graduate committee, composed of program faculty members, makes decisions on all entering graduate students. They attempt to consider the whole person, including: references, work experience and background. Should your scores fall slightly short of our standards, you may still apply and the committee will consider all factors in your application; however, students with extremely low grades or scores cannot be encouraged to apply.

Is a thesis required?

There is no thesis requirement.