Modified Program in Educational Leadership

Program Overview 

fgcu student teaching a high school studentModified Program leads to a Florida Educational Leadership Certificate (no degree is conferred by FGCU). Students who already have a master’s degree may elect to follow the modified program of study as noted in the link below.

Students who have a Master’s degree in another field and wish to qualify for state DOE certification in Educational Leadership. The state requires all programs meet the new state standards for Educational Leadership. The only required course is EDA 6945 Internship in Educational Leadership (6 credit hours). The remaining credit hours in a student’s program of study will be individualized based on previous completed coursework. These hours will be selected from those courses required in the M.Ed. program in Educational Leadership that provide the student with the required state competencies.

This program of study must be approved by the student’s advisor. Program completion also requires a final portfolio that will be assessed based on the state standards in Educational Leadership and a passing grade on all portions of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE).

Due to the fact that these students already have a masters' degree in another area, NO MAT or GRE is REQUIRED for entrance

Student Resources:

Guide to the Internship In Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Student Handbook



  • Admissions Requirements

  • Program Requirements

  • Learning Outcomes


Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.