Frequently Asked Questions
How long are various programs?
- The Educational Leadership Master’s Degree can be completed in one year (three consecutive semesters) and the Modified Ed. Leadership program can be completed in seven months (two consecutive semesters).
- Educational Leadership cohorts begin each term; Spring (January), Summer (May) and Fall (August). Semester start dates depend on the campus – Celebration or DeLand.
- Educational leadership classes meet on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. throughout the term. In addition to the Saturday classes, there is one Mandatory Orientation for incoming students the Saturday before the first scheduled class.
Is Stetson University accredited?
- The Education graduate programs are proudly accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (S.A.C.S.). Also, 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 the Celebration center?
- The Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Modified Educational Leadership programs are offered at both the DeLand campus and Celebration Center. Programs operate in a cohort model and students are encouraged to apply to the site where it is most convenient for them. Students cannot attend courses on both campuses.
How selective is the graduate program?
The graduate programs are extremely competitive. Basic requirements include the following:
- Master’s Degree Program: Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (All official transcripts from previous colleges or universities).
- Modified Educational Leadership Program: A master’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or better (All official transcripts from previous colleges or universities)
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better OR,
- Upper division GPA of 3.0 or better OR,
- GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credits in college OR,
- 12+ credits of post-baccalaureate work at 300 level or above with a GPA of 3.0+ OR
- A GRE score in the 50th percentile or a MAT at or above the 50th percentile
- Completed application and Application Fee
- Three letters of recommendation for M.Ed. Program - One of three must be from your current principal
- One letter of recommendation for Modified Program - Must be from your current principal
- Copy of Professional Teaching Certificate
- Copy of Resume
- 2+ years of most current Performance Evaluations (Beginning May 2019)
What if my undergraduate grades are low or my test scores do not meet the standards?
- The Graduate Committee, comprised of program faculty members, makes admittance 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.
Is a thesis required?
- No, a thesis is not required. However, an Action Research Project conducted at your school is required.