Educational Leadership (M.A.)

Program Overview

The M.A. in Educational Leadership is for students who seek increasingly responsible leadership roles in higher education, P-12 education, or educational training divisions in business, healthcare, public service, or non-profit community organizations. Earning a degree in Educational Leadership from FGCU can make all the difference in your career. Our reputation in Southwest Florida is exceptional, having forged deep ties within our community.

We are also one of the most affordable master's programs in Florida, delivering unmatched value for those seeking to move into roles such as:

  • Higher education administrative positions (director, dean, provost, president)
  • Administrators for P-12 schools (FELE must be taken if seeking FLDOE certification)

Educational and training positions in business, healthcare, public service


P-12 Concentration

Candidates enroll in 10 courses and 2 internships (36 credits), each focused on FPLS standards and preparing students for work as a school administrator.  Students in the M.A. P-12 program are not required to take the FELE as part of their program.  They may take it on their own if they are seeking Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) certification.  This program is offered in two formats.


  • Traditional

  • Accelerated


Higher Education Concentration

Students enroll in 10 courses and 2 internships (36 credits), each focused-on areas of higher education leadership. These courses will prepare students for administrative positions in higher education, business, healthcare, and public service.


  • Traditional

  • Accelerated

Related Programs

Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

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  • Higher Education Concentration
  • P-12 Education Concentration
  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Program Requirements

  • Course Descriptions

  • Course Schedule

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

Dr. Keiana Desmore

Assistant Dean

College of Education


Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.