The M.A. in Educational Leadership is for students who seek increasingly responsible leadership roles in higher education, PreK-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 PreK-12 schools (FELE must be taken if seeking FLDOE certification)
Available Delivery Format(s), by concentration:
Higher Education: Hybrid or Online
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Benefits of the Educational Leadership Program
Students in the Higher Education concentration 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.
Candidates in the P-12 concentration enroll in 10 courses and 2 internships (36 credits), each focused on FELS 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. The program is offered in two formats.
- Higher Education Concentration
- P-12 Education Concentration
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