Frequently Asked Questions
How long are various programs?
The Educational Leadership programs can be completed in as little as 12 months. The Educating for Social Justice program is a 23 month program.
When do classes begin?
Educational Leadership cohorts begin each spring (January) and summer (May). Fall (August) start terms may be offered at the Celebration Center, when necessary. The Educating for Social Justice Program is offered at the main campus in DeLand beginning in June, every two years.
When do classes meet?
Educational leadership classes meet on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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 Education graduate programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.). In addition, the Educational Leadership and Modified Educational Leadership programs are also accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Florida Department of Education.
Can I take courses at the DeLand campus and at the Celebration center?
The Masters in Educational Leadership and Modified Educational Leadership programs are offered at both the DeLand campus and at the Celebration Center, and on occasion at approved district sites. The Educating for Social Justice program is currently offered at the DeLand campus only. Programs operate in a cohort model and students are encouraged to apply to the site where it is 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?
An Action Research Project is required for the Educational Leadership Program.