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Masters of Education: Educational Leadership Online

The University of Florida offers an Online Master’s of Education in Educational Administration/Leadership with Principal Certification. This program targets working administrative professionals and teachers who desire an online Education Leadership degree from a nationally ranked research university (the highest ranking by a Florida university). Coursework is based on the Florida Principal Leadership Standards and delivered by nationally known faculty and experienced principals and superintendents. The program includes mentoring and support for practicing school leaders. This program is ranked in the top 25 online teacher education programs in the United States, by For more information on this program, visit the Educational Leadership page on the College of Education website.


EDA 5938 – Special Topics

Credits: 1 – 3; Maximum: 6
Exploration of current topics of special interest.

EDA 6061 – Educational Organization and Administration

Credits: 3
Basic concepts and practices in local, state and federal organizations and administration.

EDA 6107: Leading Change in Educational Organizations

Credits: 3
Organizational dynamics, and leadership theory and practice, and their roles in promoting successful change.

EDA 6192 – Educational Leadership: The Individual

Credits: 3
The individual as a leader and the role of educational leaders in group development.

EDA 6193 – Educational Leadership: Instruction

Credits: 3
Examination and analysis of role in curriculum change and school improvement.

EDA 6195 – Educational Policy Development

Credits: 3
Contemporary research on political power in policy decision making and role of educational leaders in policy development.

EDA 6215 – Communications in Educational Leadership

Credits: 3
School/community relations and communication implications for educational leaders.

EDA 6222 – Administration of School Personnel

Credits: 3
Problems of the professional school staff and administration of staff personnel in public schools.

EDA 6225 – Labor Relations in Public Education

Credits: 3
Various aspects of employee, union, and management relationships in public education.

EDA 6232 – Public School Law

Credits: 3
The law as it affects the public school operation in America. Religion; desegregation; compulsory attendance; torts; curriculum; student control and discipline; and teacher freedoms, employment, and dismissal.

EDA 6242 – Public School Finance

Credits: 3
State, local, and federal financing of education.

EDA 6271 – Technology Leadership

Credits: 3
Application of computer technology to leadership and management of educational enterprise.

EDA 6423: Data-Driven Decision Making in Educational Organizations

Credits: 3
Analytical and leadership issues related to conducting data-driven decision making in a professional, legal, ethical, and methodologically sound manner.

EDA 6503 – The Principalship

Credits: 3
Organization and administration of the school; emphasis on competencies necessary for leadership and management of the school center, both elementary and secondary.

EDA 6905 – Individual Work

Credits: 1 – 6; Maximum: 12 including EDG 6905
Students must have approval of proposed project prior to registration. For advanced students who wish to study individual problems under faculty guidance.

EDA 6931 – Special Topics

Credits: 1 – 5; Maximum: 10

EDA 6935 – Problems in School Administration and Supervision

Credits: 1 – 15; Maximum: 15
In-service training through regularly scheduled on-campus work conferences open only to superintendents and supervisors; or a problems course, offered through extension or on campus, for superintendents, supervisors, principals, junior college administrators, and trainees for such positions. S/U

EDA 6948 – Supervised Practice in School Administration

Credits: 1 – 15; Maximum: 15
Prerequisite: Only advanced graduate students are permitted to enroll. Students are given an opportunity to perform administrative duties under supervision. S/U

EDA 6971 – Research for Master’s Thesis

Credits: 1 – 15 S/U

EDA 7206 – Organizational Leadership in Education

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: EDA 6192. Development of concepts and refinements of skills associated with planning and organizing in educational institutions.

EDA 7945 – Practicum in Supervision and Administration

Credits: 1 – 15; Maximum: 15
A seminar and an internship in administration and supervision. S/U

EDA 7979 – Advanced Research

Credits: 1 – 12
Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master’s degree in the field of study or students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not open to students who have been admitted to candidacy. S/U

EDA 7980 – Research for Doctoral Dissertation

Credits: 1 – 15 S/U

EDA 7990 – Research Design in Educational Administration

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: EDF 7486 or equivalent. Open only to advanced students. Problems in administration conceptualized and appropriate research

EDG 6250: The School Curriculum

Credits: 3
Theoretical and research basesunderlying the development of the total school program from kindergarten through community college. Basic curriculum course for graduate students.

EDG 6285: Evaluation in the School Program

Credits: 3
Procedures and techniques of evaluation in school programs. Emphasizes needs assessment, school self-study, and course evaluation.

EDG 7665: Bases of Curriculum and Instruction Theory

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDG 6250 or equivalent. Applies behavioral science theory and researchto the development of curriculum and instruction theory. Topics include social forces, human development, and learning theories.