Educational Leadership

Continue your educational experience to lead and inspire teachers and students alike. Pursuing an administrative career within education has always been an option, but now is the time to make it a reality. Enhance your knowledge of leadership, curriculum development, legal and financial aspects of school management and working effectively with linguistically, culturally and racially diverse student populations.

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Modified Educational Leadership


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Program Overview

Stetson's master's degree in educational leadership will help you establish the qualifications needed for positions as deans, assistant principals, principals, program directors and other school districts and state education-level positions. Our programs built on “theory of practice” and focuses on contemporary content and experiences that result in passing the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE Principal's Exam).

As a research and competency-based program, the MEd in educational leadership's 30-credit program schedule is designed to fit the work and personal needs of educational professionals.

Program Highlights

Our programs are based on cohort learning. This encourages candidates to build meaningful relationships with their principals, administrators and their peers in each cohort. Students develop knowledge, skills and professional and ethical dispositions to be reflective practitioners, collaborative instructional leaders, facilitative change agents and responders to diversity.

Master's Program of Study

  • 180-hour ed. leadership internship experience in your school
  • Action Research Project
  • Skills and knowledge necessary to pass the FELE Principal Exam required for certification as an administrator

Modified Program of Study

  • 90-hour ed. leadership internship experience in your school
  • Skills and knowledge necessary to pass the FELE Principal Exam required for certification as an administrator
Course Catalog


Our leading faculty members of the Department of Education are highly regarded among Stetson University students and graduates alike.

Our faculty are always willing to engage with prospective students who are interested in the program. You may request an appointment with a graduate faculty member and our Office of Graduate Admissions will help you confirm the appointment.

Career Significance

Educational leaders within the Master's Degree and Principalship Certification typically earn higher salaries than teachers with only a bachelor's degree. Graduates assume the following positions:

  • Assistant principals
  • Associate superintendents
  • Superintendents
  • Deans
  • Administrators of district-level programs
  • State and federal leadership officials

Career Outlook

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