Master of Science, Educational Leadership

The Master of Science Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare students for roles in school leadership positions. The program incorporates academic coursework with practitioner-based experience to provide students with the most effective educational experience.


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PBA’s undergraduate teacher education program has an outstanding reputation in the area.  This reputation is earned due to the high quality teacher candidates who graduate from our program.  The same level of excellence will be offered in the MS. Educational Leadership program.  As well, we offer a personalized learning experience that integrates a Christian worldview.  This is unique to PBA in the immediate area.

Successful completers of the program will be eligible and prepared to seek leadership certification from the state of Florida by completing the Florida Educational Leadership Examination, FELE. A master’s degree in educational leadership and success on the FELE is the pathway to becoming assistant principals and principals in Florida public schools.

Additionally, candidates with a master’s degree in educational leadership are eligible for positions in public and private schools as:

  • District administrators
  • Instructional specialist
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Instructional coaches
  • Dean of students
  • University registrars
  • Earn a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Achieve an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale with exceptions
  • Submit:
  1. Online application and application fee
  2. Official transcript from college/university where bachelor's degree was conferred
  3. Two confidential leadership recommendation forms
  4. Enrollment essays (written on site or submitted electronically)
  5. Resume
  6. Currently employed in a school system and a minimum 2 years teaching experience
  7. School Sponsorship Commitment Form

Your School

Nine distinctive schools are part of PBA. Classes related to this major will be focused here. 

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Your Faculty

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Your Catalog

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