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Applicants for admission must meet the following admission requirements:
Degree: An earned bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
of higher education.
GPA: Achieved a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point of average in the last 60
hours of the bachelor's degree
Professional License/Certificate: Possess a current Florida or other State Professional
Professional Experience: Must have two years of full-time classroom teaching experience.
Professional Instructional Expertise: Documented successful demonstration of the core
standards for effective educators outlined in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices
(FEAPs) and a documented track record of achieving student gains.
Professional Leadership Potential: At a minimum, documented critical skills and dispositions
that focus on improving student achievement in the applicant's own classroom and demonstrable
improvement of teaching effectiveness in the classrooms of colleagues
In addition, the applicant must upload into the Graduate School's CollegeNET system,
the FAMU Educational Leadership Master's Program's School Administrator/Leader Professional
Leadership Potential Form. This Form is to be completed by the School Administrator/Leader
to address the applicant's professional leadership potential (at a minimum, demonstrated
critical skills and dispositions that focus on improving student achievement in the
applicant's own classroom and demonstrable improvement of teaching effectiveness in
the classrooms of colleagues, as well as any other documentation of Professional Leadership
GRE Test Score: Must submit current GRE scores (within the last 5 years of admissions
application date). The FAMU GRE school code is 5215. All GRE scores are submitted
electronically using FAMU school code. Contact the Graduate School if you have questions
regarding submission of GRE Test Scores.
Transcripts: Submit one official copy of bachelor's degree transcript and one official
copy of master's degree transcript (if applicable). Upload transcript(s) into the
Graduate School's CollegeNET system.
Online Graduate Admission Application: The Graduate Admission Office requires all
applicants to use the online application. The online application can be found at https://www.applyweb.com/famu.
Professional References: Submit three (3) professional references. One of the references
must be from a school administrator/leader. Upload all Professional References into
the Graduate School's CollegeNET system.
Leadership Statement: A three-page statement of your beliefs about leadership, values
that inform your beliefs about leadership, related leadership experience(s), and leadership
goals. Upload the Leadership Statement into the Graduate School's CollegeNET system.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Resume or Curriculum Vitae must be uploaded into the Graduate
School's CollegeNET system.
Meet the application submission deadline.
A minimum program of twenty-one (21) semester hours of educational leadership courses
selected from the following. Other courses may be required.
Essential Understanding of Administration in America’s Public Education System. Concepts,
Processes, Theories, and Roles Explored.
Essential Knowledge and Skills Related To Principles of Finance and Business Management,
Budgetary Practices, Office Management, and Financial Accounting And Reporting.
An In-depth Examination of The Major Components of Human Resources Administration
and Their Relationship To Effective Leadership and Schools. Particular Attention Devoted
To Strategic Planning, Recruitment, Selection, Induction, Supervision, Staff Development,
Collective Bargaining, Technology, and Legal Issues in Personnel Administration.
Issues and Problems Concerning Law And Public Education; Developing Competence in
Legal Research; Working with Questions of Fact, Value, and Policy.
*The Alternative for this course is EDA 5530 Principles Of Secondary School Administration
Competencies Required for School-based Management and Leadership of Programs for Grades
*The Alternative for this course is EDA 5510 Principles Of Elementary School Administration
Skills Needed For Middle School And High School-Based Management Leadership For Grades
This Course Focuses on the Development of Candidates’ Communication Skills.
Content Provides for Candidates' Development of Effective Written and Oral Communication
Skills. Learning Emphasis is Placed on Understanding and Using Effective Communication
Media in Various Situations, Communicating in Clear and Unambiguous Terms, Recognizing
the Role of Communication in the Leadership Capacity, the Development of Culturally
Sensitive Communication, and the Role of Communication in Organizations
This Course is Designed to Provide School Leaders With Experiences Enabling an (a)
Understanding of Technologies Capabilities, (b) Applying Technology to Administrative
Tasks, And (c) Facilitating Technology Integration into the Teaching and Learning
Course Content Emphasizes the Role Inclusive of Knowledge and Skills Needed to Plan
For Technology In The School Setting, Collaboration with Teachers and other Technologically
Astute Persons and Organizations to Build A Technology Environment, and Support the
Professional Development of Teachers in Technology Use in Their Practice
This Course Focuses on Major Issues in the Administration of Programs Designed to
Serve English Language Learners In Public Schools. Specific Legal, Sociological, Psychological,
and Philosophical Issues related to Program Development, Administration And Maintenance
to Serve English Learners is Addressed. Emphasis on the Roles of Psychologists, Guidance
Counselors, Social Workers, and Administrators are stressed via Content.
Candidates who did not graduate from a teacher program must have six (6) additional
semester hours of curriculum and six (6) additional semester hours of foundation courses.
This means that the total number of hours for completion may vary between 24-36 hours.
** Course requirements are subject to change in accordance with new directions, state
and federal mandates.
*** Candidates must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) before
they may graduate from the program, and must submit three artifacts for each course
in an e-folio in TaskStream.
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other"
Graduation Requirements for Master’s Degree
A minimum program of thirty-nine (39) semester hours in the following areas:
3 credit hours of Foundations of Education;
33 credit hours of Educational Leadership core courses; and
3 credit hours of Internship
Additionally, students must:
Have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average
Pass the master’s comprehensive examination;
Pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE);
Have no "C" or lower grades;
Not have repeated and passed a maximum of 2 classes (No grade of “C” or below will
be accepted toward credit in the program and only two classes in which a grade of
“C” or below is made may be repeated); and
An e-folio of all required work in TaskStream.
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