Administration and Supervision, Ed.S. (State Credential Track, Florida)

This program is designed to prepare fully certified and experienced teachers for educational administration and supervision.

In Florida, graduates of the program may receive a transcript endorsement indicating the completion of a state approved program in Educational Leadership. Candidates must also meet Florida Department of Education requirements for documentation of ESOL training or coursework and passing scores on the three subtests of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination. For more details, visit the Florida Department of Education.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admission Requirements, this program requires:

  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution 

  • A copy of the applicant’s valid and current teaching certificate (for certification eligibility in Educational Leadership)

    • Signed Licensure Limitation Form (for applicants who do not currently hold a valid teaching certificate)  

  • Two years of teaching experience

  • A letter of recommendation

  • A written statement of leadership experience and aspirations: Briefly describe your most significant experience as a leader (formally or informally) and elaborate on how this experience inspired you to pursue a degree in leadership.

  • A written statement of social justice, diversity and equity: Briefly describe a social issue about which you feel deeply committed or passionate. How have you been actively involved with this issue?

  • A written statement of instruction: Briefly describe a significant instructional learning experience you have had in the past year. What data or information drove that learning experience? How did you change? What impact did that change have on students?

  • Faculty review of applicant's credentials and written statements 

Program Details:

  • Requires 30 SH for completion
  • Requires an internship

Required Courses

EDL 510Leadership and Organizational Development


EDL 520Leading Diverse Schools


EDL 521Building School Community Partnerships


EDL 522Leading Student-Centered Schools


EDL 523Navigating School and Special Education Law


EDL 525Decision-Making for Educational Systems and Organizations


EDL 526Realizing Vision through Technical, Human, and Financial Resources


EDL 527Guaranteeing a Differentiated and Coherent Curriculum


EDL 528Maintaining Accountability with Data Use and Program Evaluation


EDL 529Improving Instruction through Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development


EDL 570Internship Seminar I: Organizing Leadership Competency Planning


EDL 571Internship Seminar II: Resume Building and Professional Writing for Educational Leaders


EDL 572Internship Seminar III: Demonstrating School Leadership Competence


EDL 598Administration and Supervision Internship

1 TO 6

Note: EDL 598 must be taken for a total of 6 semester hours.

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