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Education Administration and Policy/Educational Leadership

The University of Florida Educational Leadership on-campus, blended, and online programs provide high quality educational opportunities. 

We are proud to be part of the nationally recognized University of Florida College of Education recognized as the No. 1 education school in Florida and also rated first among public universities in the Southeast, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Graduate Education Schools rankings announced March 10.

Educational Leadership Program Gets Another High Ranking

The UF College of Education’s online Educational Leadership doctoral program has been ranked second nationally behind the University of Nebraska by Grad School Hub, an online resource for students applying to graduate schools.

The ranking is yet another boost for the Ed. Leadership program, which has its master’s degree track ranked No. 5 nationally by TheBestSchools.org, another online resource for aspiring graduate students.

Biz Brain - Top EMR VendorsLinda Eldridge, who supervises the COE’s campus and LEAD blended Educational Leadership programs, said she was delighted to hear about the latest ranking.

“It’s a testament to our nationally recognized faculty members who attract quality students,” Eldridge said. “Our graduates go on to fill education leadership roles at the district and state levels in many parts of the country.”

For the full list of rankings, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Linda Eldridge, Program Coordinator

Educational Administration & Policy/Educational Leadership

School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education


Welcome to the site for Educational Administration and Policy and Educational Leadership.  Programs in these areas are provide opportunities for professional educators and those who would like to be professional educators to receive quality coursework, mentorship and degrees in educational administration, policy and leadership fields. The programs provided are ideal for vice principals, principals, district directors and supervisors, assistant superintendents, school business managers, teachers aspiring to acquire administrative roles within the K-12 system and educational leaders of other organizations. Click on some of the links to view the varied and diverse program opportunities and the high-level faculty associated in this Program Area.  If you have questions, please contact us.  We are ready to respond to your questions and inquiries and more than pleased you visited our site.

One new degree is being offered now.  If you are interested in a Master’s degree in a totally online program, click on the link below.

If you have more specific questions about this M.Ed Online Program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Bruce Mousa at bmousa@ufl.edu.

The online/blended LEAD (Leadership Education Administration Doctorate) Cohort is offered on a 2-year cycle. The next online/blended doctorate Cohort is not expected to begin until summer 2018. The admission cycle will open in 2017. The website will be updated once the new admission cycle opens. Below is some additional information about the LEAD Cohort program.

Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE) Announcement

This is to inform you of the implementation of the new Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) 3.0. The revised competencies and skills reflect an alignment to the revised Florida Principal Leadership Standards, Rule 6A-5.080, Florida Administrative Code.

Revisions to the competencies and skills necessitated content changes across all three current FELE subtests resulting in a new examination, FELE 3.0. The new examination will follow the same format as the current FELE (three subtests and a written performance assessment on the third subtest). Test development activities for the FELE 3.0 have focused on increased rigor and cognitive complexity with a written performance assessment that reflects real-world applications required of a school building administrator.

The previous version of the FELE is no longer administered after December 31, 2013. All examinees who do not pass all three subtests of the previous FELE by this date will be required to take and pass the FELE 3.0 in its entirety beginning January 2014.