Preparing and Advancing K-12 Educational Leaders

Whether you want to pursue a leadership role in K-12 schools or advance to an executive-level district leadership position, one of our educational leadership degree programs will help you attain your professional goals.

We prepare K-12 educators, including school and district administrators, to serve as educational leaders of diverse public schools and districts, private schools, state agencies and educational organizations in the United States and abroad. Our graduates go on to work as assistant principals, principals, school district administrators, area/district superintendents and more.

We encourage you to browse through our degree programs to see which one aligns to your career path. For those seeking educational leadership certification within Florida, please review our degree programs that lead to K-12 certification.

Scholar Leader Awards

The Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education sponsors a doctoral student celebration during the spring semester every year. The event includes a guest speaker, and the department selects a doctoral student for the Scholar Leader Award. The awardee receives a monetary award that can support their research. The student who receives the award has written a dissertation that will immediately impact the field of educational leadership. Please make an online donation to ensure we can continue to support our doctoral students. Your donation will have a tremendous impact on our ability to fund this important initiative.

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