Master of Education in Educational Leadership

The next career step for many educators is to transition to school leadership. Southeastern’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed for experienced teachers who are interested in advancing their careers with a leadership or administrative role in the K–12 school system. At Southeastern, we believe that education administration allows professionals to serve God by helping to create a well-run school community. The program teaches you to become a skilled principal or assistant principal while putting the mind of Christ to good use in your school.

Our course sequence covers all your academic work, after which you are qualified to take the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE), the exit requirement for the program. All courses and the FELE exam must be completed prior to taking the Supervised Practicum in Educational Leadership course, EDUC 5276. Students must pass all sections of the FELE prior to graduation in order to graduate from a state-approved program. If you have already completed three years of teaching, successful scores on the FELE make you eligible to apply for Educational Leadership certification in Florida. Your final step is to enter the administrative employment pool in your school district.

Total Credits: 36 hours
Program Length: 18 months; full-time (9 credit hours per semester), part-time (3 to 6 credit hours per semester)
Program Delivery: Online classes
Tuition: $375 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or an official GRE score
  • Three years of teaching experience
  • An essay – Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at SEU?
  • Current resume
  • Two references (professional from Principal or Assistant Principal and a personal reference)
    • The Professional Recommendation must come from the applicant’s Principal or Assistant Principal.
    • The applicant must include their two most recent teacher performance evaluations.

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All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

EDUC 5153 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for All Learners
EDUC 5163 Educational Leadership Research
EDUC 5173 Adult and Lifelong Learning
EDUC 5203 Educational Leadership
EDUC 5213 School Communication and Supervision
EDUC 5223 Organizational Management
EDUC 5233 Learning, Accountability and Assessment
EDUC 5243 School Finance
EDUC 5253 School Law
EDUC 5263 Educational Technology for School Leaders
EDUC 5276 Supervised Practicum in Educational Leadership (6 credits)

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