The Master's program in Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision at National Louis University is designed for certified and experienced educators who want to take on educational leadership certification, leadership roles — including principal positions — in K-12 educational settings.
Consider getting your educational leadership master's at NLU if you:
- Want to earn your Educational Leadership certification in Florida
- Desire to take on a leadership role in education
A non-licensure degree program is also available for those who do not qualify for or are not interested in the licensure or endorsements listed above. Individuals who might be interested in this program include principals of private or charter schools and anyone lacking a state of Florida teaching certificate.
What You Will Learn in the Educational Leadership Program
- How to design and analyze system priorities and improvement plans
- How to effectively lead and manage, while building collaboration in a school environment to ensure both student and faculty success
- How to work more effectively with a team to identify, clarify and solve organizational challenges
- How to manage people, time and budgets in a strategic resource approach
- How to effectively evaluate and supervise staff
Employment for school administrators is projected to grow about 8 percent between 2008 and 2018. Job opportunities should be excellent due to a large number of expected retirements and fewer applicants.
Convenient 18–22 Month Formats
NLU’s Administration and Supervision program is offered in two convenient formats designed to fit your professional and personal commitments: a traditional on-campus format and a blended format that combines on-campus courses with online instruction.
Master of Education (M.Ed.): The M.Ed. degree is designed for certified professional teachers seeking advanced preparation for higher levels of professional competence in the classroom.
Education Specialist (Ed.S.): The Ed.S. degree is a post-master, pre-doctoral degree designed to meet the needs of school leaders who have completed their master’s level work and need advanced specialization in the areas of their master’s concentration.
Additional Program Requirements
A required internship component is part of the NLU endorsement program. Students will complete a variety of significant school leadership experiences and will have an internship advisor from NLU to support them throughout their program.
The internship is based on the state of Florida requirements. Candidates will complete a set of competencies designed to prepare them to be effective principals.
The internship also includes video evaluation of teacher performance, mock interviews, resume building, etc. Graduating students will be eligible for the Florida Educational Leadership Test.
The non-certification track replaces the 6 semester hours of internship (EDL598) with electives in the field of leadership or education. Recommended electives are EDL510, Leadership and Organizational Development of Schools, and EDL512, Communication and Technology Skills for School Leaders.
State Certification Requirements
National Louis University is an approved institution participating in the state of Florida’s William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program, which leads to Florida certification in Educational Leadership, administrative class. In addition to NLU graduation requirements in the Administration and Supervision/ Educational Leadership program, Florida statutes require passing scores on the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) and professional development in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
All applicants must meet NLU’s general admission requirements as well as program requirements for the Administration and Supervision program. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at www.nl.edu/applyonline.
Get more information today about enrolling in NLU’s Administration and Supervision program. Talk to your Enrollment Specialist or call 888.NLU.TODAY (888.658.8632).
Please note: State Boards of Education may change the state licensure, certification and/or endorsement requirements at any time and without prior notice. Candidates will be bound by the requirements in place when applying for certification, not by the certification requirements in place when beginning their program. That is, the state may specify that a new regulation is immediately applicable to all candidates with no provisions made for candidates who began their program under different regulations.