Master of Education in Educational Leadership

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of school leadership positions will continue to increase as schools and their leaders begin to shoulder more responsibility for monitoring student achievement. Accordingly, many teachers feel called to move into school leadership, desiring to earn higher certifications and fill these upcoming vacancies, and Southeastern University is helping professionals gain the training to do so.Gain the necessary tools and training to successfully complete the Florida Educational Leadership Examination, the program’s exit exam. Within Florida’s Polk County school system and regional private and Christian schools, Southeastern has earned a reputation for turning out responsible, well-prepared graduates. Our College of Education has received high praise from the state of Florida for contributing to the success of central Florida schools. In our Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, you will complete 36 credit hours of eight-week-long courses, each completed online at your convenience. As you learn about topics like policy-making, school finance, curriculum development, conflict resolution, school law and personnel management, you will also discover a leadership approach that could transform even a suffering school into a cohesive community.

Gain invaluable on-site experience through a practicum with your supervising administrator for an average of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks.

Program Details

Total credit hours — 36

Cost per credit hour — $375
Estimated total tuition cost — $13,500

Financial Aid

We have Financial Aid staff dedicated specifically to graduate students. These staff members can assist you with coordinating employer assistance benefits, church-matching scholarships, federal aid, private loans, and military benefits. Convenient payment plans are also available.

Sample Core Courses

  • Educational Leadership (EDUC 5203) — This course examines issues and opportunities surrounding educational leaders by examining administrative practices, theories and techniques of various leadership styles, including but not limited to authoritative, participative, delegative and servant leadership.
  • Communication Skills and Supervision for Educational Leaders (EDUC 5213) — The purpose of this course is to enable candidates to develop communication skills and practices used by school-based administrators. The course will explore theory and research applying to effective verbal and written communication, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Organizational Management in Schools (EDUC 5223) — This course examines state and federal case laws pertaining to human resource management in education. Instructional and clinical supervision as well as educational human resource management theories, models and practices are examined.
  • Public School Law for Educational Leaders (EDUC 5253) — This course introduces legal principles and interpretations of constitutional and statutory laws as they affect teachers’ rights and their legal responsibilities to students. The course also includes an examination of student legal rights and the ethical parameters of educational leadership.

Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for All Learners

Educational Leadership Research

Adult and Lifelong Learning

Educational Leadership

Communication Skills and Supervision for Educational Leaders

Organization Management in Schools

Learning, Accountability and Assessment

School Finance

Public School Law for Education Leaders

Education Technology for School Leaders

Supervised Practicum in Educational Leadership


District administrator

Instruction coordinator

Dean of students or faculty

College provost

University registrar

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