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Modified Certificate in Educational Leadership & Administration

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Kay Caster
(850) 644-8166

Linda Lyons
(850) 644-7077

Learn more from the
Modified Program in Educational Leadership web site.

The mission of Florida States Educational Leadership & Administration (EDA) program is to develop and enhance dynamic, high-performing leadership for the renewal and improvement of educational systems. In the EDA program, you will master a core of professional and theoretical knowledge and demonstrate skills in applied research and the practice of leadership. Program emphasis includes strong academic training, practical application of content, and associating with field experts in todays changing context of educational organizations. Program objectives are drawn from the core content identified from research and theory on educational leadership, and from the collaboration between practitioners and faculty of the department. We offer an online Educational Leadership program with Florida certification and an online Educational Leadership program without Florida certification.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Method of Delivery


Time or Location Requirements

Online, asynchronous courses

Time to Completion

2 courses/semester (5 semesters)


The program is designed to prepare professionals for entry-level administrative positions in schools, school districts, and educational agencies.

Core Courses

Please click on the link in the For More Information box for core courses.

Total Credit Hours



An earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA). Minimum of two year's teaching experience.Current Florida professional teaching certification. Performance Evaluations: two most recent Professional Evaluations obtained in the last four years in a Florida public school setting with ratings of "effective" or higher in Performance of Students and Instructional Practice.

Application Procedures

For Admission Requirements and to apply online, please visit Educational leadership administration page Please send the above documents to Linda Lyons before the deadline date for the semester you are interested in. (Fall admission: June 1, Spring admission: October 1.)

Apply to the university as a non-degree seeking student once notified of admittance.

Program Requirements

An earned Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An earned Master's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The GRE is not required for the Modified Certificate.


The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location. Students pursuing the modified certificate program are not eligible for financial aid as non-degree seeking students. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

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