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Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification Online

Gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions you need to become a highly accomplished professional leader in Florida public school districts—as well as in charter, private, or parochial school settings.

12/27/21 Next Application Due Date
01/10/22 Next Class Start Date

Program Overview

Learn More About Our Online Master’s in Educational Leadership - Florida Certification Program

$15,084 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
36 Credits

The 100 percent online Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification program from Barry University is designed for Florida-certified teachers seeking to obtain Level I certification in Florida.

In this accelerated online educational leadership 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.

SACS-COC Accredited

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

Upon completion of this online 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

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Master of Science Degree Programs Also Available:

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

Tuition

Pay for Your Online Program by the Course

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.

$419 Per Credit
$15,084 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Per 3-Credit Course Per Program
Master of Science in Educational Leadership with Florida Certification $419 $1,257 $15,084

Calendar

The Schedule for Our MS in Educational Leadership Program

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.

Now Enrolling:

12/27/21 Next Application Due Date
01/10/22 Next Class Start Date

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Please refer to the full academic calendar for more details, including refund policies and dates.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline * Last Class Day
Summer B July 6, 2021 June 21, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 28, 2021 June 30, 2021 August 21, 2021
Fall A August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 18, 2021 October 9, 2021
Fall B October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 13, 2021 December 4, 2021
Spring A January 10, 2022 December 27, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 3, 2022 January 5, 2022 February 26, 2022
Spring B March 7, 2022 February 21, 2022 February 26, 2022 February 28, 2022 March 2, 2022 April 23, 2022
Summer A'22 May 2, 2022 April 18, 2022 April 23, 2022 April 25, 2022 April 27, 2022 June 18, 2022
Summer B'22 June 27, 2022 June 13, 2022 June 18, 2022 June 20, 2022 June 22, 2022 August 13, 2022
Fall A'22 August 22, 2022 August 8, 2022 August 13, 2022 August 15, 2022 August 17, 2022 October 8, 2022
Fall B'22 October 17, 2022 October 3, 2022 October 8, 2022 October 10, 2022 October 12, 2022 December 2, 2022

*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.

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Admissions

Qualifications for Barry’s Educational Leadership Certification Program

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.

Bachelor’s degree From a regionally accredited institution
Valid teaching certificate
2 years teaching experience Or related work experience
Minimum 3.0 GPA

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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Two years teaching experience (or related work experience)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • GRE waiver with 3.0 GPA on undergraduate transcript (if under 3.0, provisional admittance pending receipt of GRE/MAT)
    • No minimum GRE/MAT score required
  • Professional resume with two current professional references OR two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose essay integrated into the online application
    • Official transcripts from colleges/universities where degree conferred should be emailed directly from the institution(s) to Barry at this address: [email protected] You can also upload your documents directly into the MyBarry portal. If sending postal mail, please use address below (Note - Transcripts will take longer to be received and processed)
    • *Barry University may ask for additional transcripts depending on student status and completion of other admissions requirements.

    Mail to:

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

A Look at the MS in Educational Leadership - Florida Certification Curriculum

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.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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   |   Credits: 3

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

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credits: 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.

*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.

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