Educational Leadership M.S. Program

Upon completion of this program, candidates will possess the skills and competencies necessary to become effective school administrators. As part of their learning experiences, candidates will gain sensitivity to the needs of individuals from different ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds.

The Educational Leadership Master Program offers a planned sequence of educational experiences for:

  • (A) individuals seeking a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and,
  • (B) individuals who posses a master’s degree and wish to earn Level 1 certification in Educational Leadership.

Both program options will prepare graduates for entry level (Level 1 Certification) administrative positions in Florida school systems and other related fields.

 

Upon completion of this program, candidates will possess the skills and competencies necessary to become effective school administrators. As part of their learning experiences, candidates will gain sensitivity to the needs of individuals from different ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds.
Upon completion of this program, candidates will possess the skills and competencies necessary to become effective school administrators. As part of their learning experiences, candidates will gain sensitivity to the needs of individuals from different ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Educational Leadership Master Program Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission must meet the following admission requirements:

Applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have achieved a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average in the last 60 hours of the bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must possess a current Florida or other State Professional Educator’s License/Certificate. Upload into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system a copy of current Florida or other State Professional License/Certificate.

Applicants must have at least two years of full-time classroom teaching experience.

Applicants must have 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.
  • Acceptable documentation of instructional expertise must include a rating of “effective” or higher on the “Performance of Students” and “Instructional Practice" sections of the candidate’s two most recent performance evaluations per Section 1012.34, F. S. For applicants who are not employed by a Florida public school district, an alternative equivalent documentation demonstrating two years of effective instruction with a record of student learning gains may be submitted.  Upload into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system documentation of Professional Instructional Expertise documentation.

At a minimum, applicants must have 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.

  • Applicant’s documentation of demonstrated critical skills and dispositions that focus on improving student achievement in the applicant’s own classroom, and documentation of demonstrable improvement of teaching effectiveness in the classrooms of colleagues, as well as any other documentation of Professional Leadership Potential must be upload into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system.
  • In addition, the applicant must upload into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system, the FAMU Educational Leadership Master’s Programs’ 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 Potential ).
Applicants must submit current (within the last 5 years of admissions application date) GRE scores. 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.

Applicants must submit one official copy of bachelor’s degree transcripts and one official copy of master’s degree transcripts (if applicable). Upload transcript(s) into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system.  Contact the Graduate School if you have questions regarding submission of official transcripts.

The Graduate Admissions Office requires all applicants to use the online application portal

Applicants must submit three professional references. One of the references must be from a school administrator/leader. Upload all Professional References into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system.

Applicants must submit 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.

Applicants must submit resume or Curriculum Vitae. Documents must be upload into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system.

Admissions documents will be reviewed and admission recommendations from the Educational Leadership faculty will be submitted to the Chair of the Educational Leadership and Counseling Department, the Dean of the College of Education, and the Dean of Graduate Studies for further processing. After a final decision is made, the applicant will be notified of his/her application status.

 

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."
Chinese Proverb

Professional Leadership Potential Form

Educational Leadership Master’s Program Applicants must upload into the Graduate School’s CollegeNET system, the FAMU Educational Leadership Master’s Programs’ 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 Potential).

Leadership Potential Form.  

 

 

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