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Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification Online

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Program Overview

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Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $14,616

Gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions you need to become a highly accomplished professional leader in Florida public school districts—as well as charter, private, or parochial school settings—with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification from Barry University. This 100 percent online program is designed for Florida-certified teachers seeking to obtain Level I certification in Florida.

In the accelerated online program, you will explore models and theories of organizational development; examine the policies, practices, and strategies of school and community relations; and study instructional design, measurement, and evaluation. You will also examine federal and state education laws—with emphasis on Florida school law—and learn how to make ethically sound decisions in the planning, recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation and termination processes within the school environment.

With an internship* embedded into the program, you can prepare to become a principal, district leader, or school administrator in as few as 12 months.

Taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, the online MS Ed Leader with Florida Certification program is aligned with the core commitments of the University. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Promote the common good and a more humane and just society through lifelong learning and the pursuit of truth
  • Foster K-12 learning environments that are inclusive and characterized by compassion and respect for all
  • Support social responsibility and service to others by promoting peaceful means to effect social change
  • Advocate for educational change through civic engagement and service to their communities

*The EDU 699 Internship in Educational Leadership course is a required course for students seeking certification in Educational Leadership. During this course, students design and implement a 10-week project to address an administrative challenge or a student achievement need at the school site where the student is assigned. They are also required to complete an in-depth analysis of the program and participate in 150 hours of administrative leadership activities at the school. A portfolio is developed and submitted by the student as documentation of the completed project and leadership activities requirement. A University supervisor is assigned to each intern to be a mentor and facilitator with the school site administrator.

Note: If you are interested in the non-certification program option, please see our Master of Science in Educational Leadership.

Courses

To earn the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online, students must complete 12 courses for a total of 36 credits. All courses are taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus and are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of the MS Ed Leader with Florida Certification online courses, view courses.

Admissions

The Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online program. Students must submit official transcripts from all previous institutions attended, along with a professional resume and an essay no more than one page in length.

To learn more about our MS Ed Leader with Florida Certification online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $30 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition.

To learn more about our MS Ed Leader with Florida Certification online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation and fees, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MS Ed Leader with Florida Certification online, view calendar.

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Courses

To complete the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online, students must take 12 courses for a total of 36 credits. All courses are taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores major research designs and methods emphasizing underlying assumptions, inquiry aims, participant selection, data collection and analysis, interpretation of findings, conclusions, and reporting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores models and theories of organizational development and their application to the development and maintenance of educational organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course develops student communication skills, an understanding of leadership ethics and an understanding of the behavior of people who work and live within organizations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the policies, practices, and strategies in school and community relations.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys the field of curriculum theory and organizational frameworks for current practices in curriculum development and evaluation and exploration of curriculum revision and change.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the principal's roles and responsibilities as related to organizational development, information systems, faculty and staff selection, orientation, supervision and evaluation, curriculum development, implementation, scheduling, budgeting, and plant/facilities use.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a broad overview of the field of data-driven teaching and learning Students will also analyze the leadership qualities needed to transform educational environments through the constructive, meaningful development and implementation of assessment practices and data evaluation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines federal and state education laws, with particular emphasis on Florida school law.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines school finance and school business management, with particular emphasis on procedures for Florida public and private schools.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of school personnel administration by providing an in-depth look at topics students will utilize within a school setting. This course encourages reflective thinking that will assist students in making ethically sound decisions in the planning, recruitment, selection, retention, evaluation, and termination processes within the school environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares the student to apply technology to the areas of administration and instruction in educational institutions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides leadership experiences in an educational institution or agency corresponding to the student's graduate program, certification objectives, educational experiences and career goals. Prerequisites: 30 credits in Educational Leadership; an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher; no more than 2 "C"s in coursework; and all "F"s, "I"s, and "IP"s supplanted with passing grades.

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Admissions

It's time to begin! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online program.

MS Ed Leader with Florida Certification Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • 2 years teaching experience (or related work experience)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA Required
  • Professional resume with current professional references OR two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose essay integrated into the online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address:

    Mail to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Barry University
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33161
  • OR

    Electronic:

    • By email, sent directly from the institution to myapplicationdocs@barry.edu
    • SPEEDE (also known as EDI Service)
    • Parchment Exchange
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • eScrip-Safe
    • JST System (military)
  • Two(2) most recent professional evaluations with an effective or highly effective rating
  • Passing all FELE subtests is a requirement for graduation for all certification track students

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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online. All fees except the application fee are included in the total tuition cost. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-credit course Per Program
Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification $406 $1,218 $14,616
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Calendar

With six start dates each year, the Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification online program is convenient and accessible.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall B Term 2018 Oct. 22, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 Oct. 17, 2018 Oct. 19, 2018 Dec. 8, 2018
Spring Term A Jan. 14, 2019 Dec. 21, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 March 4, 2019
Spring Term B March 11, 2019 February 25, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 6, 2019 March 7, 2019 May 4, 2019
Summer Term A May 13, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 7, 2019 May 9, 2019 June 29, 2019
Summer Term B July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 25, 2019 June 27, 2019 August 17, 2019
Fall Term A August 26, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 20, 2019 August 22, 2019 October 14, 2019
Fall Term B October 17, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 10, 2019 October 11, 2019 October 14, 2019 December 7, 2019
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