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NLU Florida Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program in Administration and Supervision (M.Ed./Ed.S.)

The educational leadership graduate program in Educational Leadership at National Louis University in Tampa, Florida, is designed for certified and experienced educators in Florida who want to take on leadership roles — including principal positions — in K-12 educational settings.

Consider getting your master of education degree in education at National Louis University in Tampa if you:

  • Want to earn your Educational Leadership certification in Florida
  • Desire to take on a leadership role in education

Why NLU Florida for Educational Leadership

NLU has a long-standing reputation for its education and administrator training programs, and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation and Teacher Education (NCATE). Since 1886, we've trained thousands of teachers. Our instructors bring both academic skills and their extensive leadership experience to the classroom, which brings unique depth to NLU's Master of Education programs.

What You Will Learn

  • 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

Career Outlook

Job opportunities should be excellent due to a large number of expected retirements and fewer applicants.

Convenient 18-Month Formats

NLU Florida's Administration and Supervision program is offered in a convenient format designed to fit your professional and personal commitments: a traditional on-campus format and a blended format that combines on-site 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 school and district leadership.

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

The Ed.S. degree in education is 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's Tampa campus 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 Exam.

State Certification Requirements


National Louis University in Tampa 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).

Admission Requirements

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

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.


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