Certificate of Educational Leadership (Modified Core)
The Certificate of Educational Leadership Modified Core program is a state-approved program in Florida for add-on certification for teachers. It focuses on preparing prekindergarten through 12th-grade teachers for administrative positions in public and nonpublic schools and school systems. This certificate program provides educators with leadership skills through practical application and provides broad knowledge of social, political, and economic forces at work in society that affect education. Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education, while aligning directly with the Florida Department of Education’s program certification requirements. Subject to certain restrictions, credits earned in this program may be accepted as meeting requirements for the Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree. This certificate program is financial aid eligible.
Who Should Apply
- Practicing pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who wish to enter the field of educational leadership.
- Completed admission application packet, including $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University.
- Official transcripts indicating conferral of master's degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required).
- Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions.
Credits earned in this program may be accepted as meeting requirements for the Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree (subject to restrictions).
||Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program
||Standards-Based Curriculum and Assessment
||Electronic Tools for Educational Leaders
||Ethical School Leadership
||Problem Solving and Visionary Leadership
||Organizational Management of Schools
||Educational Budgeting and Finance
||School Law for Administrators
||Human Resources: Process and Staff Development
||Seminar in the Knowledge Base of Educational Leadership
||Administration/Educational Leadership Internship
TOTAL CREDITS: 30
Additional Certificate Completion Requirements:
- Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE) – Passing scores on all sections are required.
Faculty members in the Department of Educational Leadership & School Administration are dedicated to preparing you for roles in which you can provide visionary leadership, implement educational improvement, and collaborate in decision making, strategic planning and evaluation. Hailing from NSU and other major universities and institutions throughout the country and around the world, our faculty are highly respected professional practitioners and recognized scholars who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject area expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Furthermore, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.
Meet the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Educational Leadership & School Administration
Q. How long will it take to complete the program?
A. The Certificate of Educational Leadership Modified Core program may be completed within three semesters or within one year. Courses in the Certificate of Educational Leadership Modified Core program are offered in an eight-week format.
Gainful employment programs are those programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The following link provides information from the Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET) about the occupations that may be related to the Certificate of Educational Leadership Modified Core program: http://www.onetonline.org/.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE
O*NET Occupational Profile
11-9030 Education Administrators