The University of Tampa has a new master’s degree in Educational Leadership that will support teachers who are looking to begin a career educational administration.
Beginning in 2017, students who work toward earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership will receive the necessary credentials to becoming a school administrator, a leader on a district level, or a leader in a school. The program’s coursework will include teaching in a classroom, leadership capacity in schools and advancement in the school system. Mentorships, networking and embedded internships will also be available to students to provide them with opportunities for practical and relevant learning.
The Educational Leadership program’s curriculum will focus on goals and state standards of principal leadership. Participants in the program will be prepared for the certification requirement FELE, which is necessary to become a Florida school leader.
Assistant Professor of Education Adrianne Wilson is the program’s coordinator. Wilson maintains the program is one of a kind due to “many of the courses will be taught by leading school administrators and school leaders in Hillsborough and all surrounding school districts.”
Those who wish to enroll in the program must have three years of classroom teaching experience and a valid teaching certificate.