Prospective Ed Leadership Students

At UF, we understand that every prospective ed leadership student has unique preferences and needs. That’s why we offer a range of programs and certificates designed to accommodate in-person and online learners. Whether you prefer traditional classroom settings or the flexibility of online education, we have options to suit your schedule and learning style.

Explore our programs and certificates today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in this rapidly evolving field.

On-Campus Ph.D.

Doctorate Program

This program is ideal for future faculty members and school leaders looking to engage in the scholarship and development of a research agenda.

Graduates of this program work in a variety of state policy, research, and teaching positions within state education agencies and postsecondary institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Entry: Fall
Typical Course Load: Varies
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 10-15 Students
Application Deadline: January 31st

Program Completion: ~4 years

Online Ed.D.

Doctorate Program

This program is ideal for individuals seeking an alternative to the on-campus experience, greater flexibility in scheduling and an opportunity to be involved in a nationally recognized program area at a distance from campus. Online Ed.D. students take a mix of research, leadership, and policy coursework and complete a dissertation. The online Ed.D. program includes two synchronous virtual meetings per semester and asynchronous coursework.

Graduates of this program are prepared for future positions in research, leadership, and policy at the district, state and national levels as well as positions in academia.

Entry: Fall 
Typical Course Load: 6 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-time available
Average Class Size: 15-20 Students
Application Deadline: March 15 (Fall)

Program Completion: ~4 years

On-Campus M.ED.

Master’s Program

This program is ideal for students to learn from and network with faculty and professionals, while gaining experience through an assistantship, practicum, and field experience. This program includes the option to earn eligibility for Florida Level 1 Educational Leadership certification.

Graduates of this program are prepared for future school and district leadership positions of leadership at the school and district levels.

 

Entry: Fall
Typical Course Load: 6 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 10-15
Application Deadline: February 15th (Summer), July 1st (Fall), and October 15th (Spring)
Program Completion: ~2 years  

*Domestic students only. International student deadline is March 15.

Online M.Ed. 

Master’s Program

This program is ideal for working professionals from across the country who want to earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from one of nation’s top online graduate education programs. This program includes the option to earn eligibility for Florida Level 1 Educational Leadership certification.

Graduates of this program are prepared for future school and district leadership positions of leadership at the school and district levels.

Entry: Spring/Summer/Fall
Typical Course Load: 6 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 10-15
Application Deadline: February 15th (Summer), July 1st (Fall), and October 15th (Spring)
Program Completion: ~2 years 

On-Campus/Online Ed.S.

Specialist Program

This program is ideal for students who already have a master’s degree but want to advance their career through additional coursework with UF’s faculty, while gaining experience through an assistantship, practicum, and field experience. This program includes the option to earn eligibility for Florida Level 1 Educational Leadership certification.

Graduates of this program are prepared for future school and district leadership positions of leadership at the school and district levels. This program is available fully on-campus, fully online; or any combination of the two delivery models.

Entry: Fall 
Typical Course Load: 6-9 credits per semester
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time or Part-time
Average Class Size: 10-15
Application Deadline: February 15th (Summer), July 1st (Fall), and October 15th (Spring)
Program Completion: ~3 years

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