Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

Our graduate certificate is designed for students who have a master’s degree in a subject or field of education other than educational administration/leadership.

The coursework constitutes the “modified Florida program in educational leadership” at Florida International University and addresses the competencies assessed in the Florida Educational Leadership Examination. Our program may be used to satisfy part of the requirements of the Florida Department of Education for certification in Educational Leadership.

  • Courses

    The program of study comprises a minimum of 30 semester hours:

    • List of courses should be changed to:
    • EDA 6192 The Principalship (3)
    • EDA 6061 Educational Leadership for Change (3) 
    • EDA 6232 Educational Policy & Law (3) 
    • EDA 6242 School Operations & Finance (3) 
    • EDA 6423: Data Analysis for School Improvement (3) 
    • EDA 6503: Instructional Leadership & Learning Environment (3) 
    • EDA 6222 School Personnel, Human Resource & Professional Development (3) 
    • EDA 6943 Administrative Internship (3) 
    • EDF 5481 Foundations of Ed Research (3) 
    • EDF 6608: Social, Philosophical & Historical Foundations of Ed (3)

    In addition to the successful completion of the program's coursework, a student will be required to present evidence of having passed all sub-tests of the FELE and satisfied the ESOL requirements that demonstrate mastery of the four ESOL standards required of school administrators. 

    For more information, consult the Graduate Catalog

  • Application

    All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online application

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  • Deadlines
    • Fall: Apply by June 1, 5 p.m. EST
  • Requirements

    GPA: 3.0 in upper-level undergraduate work; 3.25 in all graduate work attempted

    GRE: Not required

    Applicant Statement / Letter of Intent: Required

    Letters of Recommendation: Required, two letters 

    Additional Requirements:

    1. Evidence of three years of successful teaching (letter from principal and/or teaching service record copy)
    1. Master's degree 
    1. Engage in an interview with a committee of program faculty
    1. Receive a positive endorsement of the program faculty