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Overview | Careers

The Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, which we have called IDEAL (for Inclusive Development of Educational Administrators and Leaders) has been designed to provide aspiring school leaders with the rigorous, research-based, and job-embedded preparation required of equity-driven, instructional and transformative leaders of public, charter, private, religious, and international schools. The IDEAL Program has been designed to meet the needs of emerging school leaders who work full-time while they manage multiple personal commitments.

Completion of this degree and passing the Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE), leads to Florida Educational Leadership Certification (Level I), which qualifies an individual to serve as an assistant principal, intern assistant principal, intern principal, or interim principal.

In addition to the leadership domains of knowledge and experiential learning considered as world class by the profession, the IDEAL Program includes learning the Florida Principal Leadership Standards which are measured through the FELE, and the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). It also complies with the program reaccreditation requirements specified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Careers: The IDEAL School Leaders Master’s Degree is designed for committed, equity-driven education professionals aspiring to leadership positions such as:

  • Assistant or vice-principals,
  • department chairs,
  • curriculum coordinators, and
  • interim principals

in public, private, religious, alternative, and international schools.

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Degree Details
College College of Education
Degree type M. Ed.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 42 hours*
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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