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Educational Leadership, MS/EdS

Program Overview Educational Leadership

Barry's Educational Leadership program is student-centered and prepares you to become an outstanding leader in public and non-public educational institutions. The Educational Leadership program reflects the latest issues and knowledge in education and is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population.

Faculty draw upon their own professional experiences as former administrators as well as your life experiences to facilitate mutual professional and personal growth to promote meaningful change.

The program integrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to become highly accomplished professionals and outstanding leaders of public and non-public educational institutions. These include:

  • The ability to be proactive and decisive with a moral and ethical commitment to the organization's mission
  • The cognitive and communication skills necessary to facilitate meaningful change.
  • Flexibility in using decision making and motivational strategies for effective stewardship of time, resources and personnel.
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The program integrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to become highly accomplished professionals and outstanding leaders of public and non-public educational institutions.

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    For The Working Professional

    All courses are offered in the evening. Most courses meet once a week for sixteen weeks. Summer courses meet in a ten or twelve week format.

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    Early Completion

    Barry's curriculum is designed to move you quickly into the next stage of your career. You can complete the 36 credits in 6 semesters and be eligible in the next school year for a promotion.

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    Tuition Discount for Educators

    Barry is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible education. We offer qualified educators a tuition discount. You may be eligible to receive financial assistance. For more information, please contact our Graduate Financial Aid Office.

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    State Approved Program

    Barry's Educational Leadership program is state approved. Upon completion of your degree, you will have eligibility for the Florida Professional Educators' Certificate. An Education Leadership degree from Barry reaches beyond gaining your Florida certification. Your degree is transferrable to all states. You can move virtually anywhere with a valuable credential that will support you in a lifetime involvement in leadership and education.

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School of Education Student and Professional Organizations

Barry University's School of Education sponsors and is involved in several student organizations and national professional organizations that are designed to assist you in your professional development.

Student Organizations can be a powerful way for students to enhance, enrich, network and develop their leadership skills while making valuable community contributions.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step to pursue your passion, advance your career, and make a difference in your community. We are committed to assist each student through the admission process.

Whether you transition straight from undergraduate studies to a graduate program or have been out of school for some time, we offer a welcoming and professional environment for graduate study.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

Admission Requirements For The Certification Track

  • Completed application
  • Response to the prompts provided as part of the online application process
  • Two most recent annual performance evaluations with a rating of “effective” or higher
  • A resume, which includes two professional references (with phone numbers and email addresses) and highlights the applicant’s educational leadership experience and potential
  • Copy of current professional educator’s certificate and
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college, or university, indicating conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the Master’s degree transcripts for the Specialist degree

Admission Requirements For The Non-Certification Track

  • Completed application
  • Responses to the prompts provided as part of the online application process
  • A resume which includes two professional references
  • Documentation of at least two years of teaching or school experience and
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college, or university, indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing.

Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs

Below are the costs associated with the different degrees and programs in the Adrian Dominican School of Education. (Effective July 2021)

Doctoral Programs

Counseling $1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction $950.00
Organizational Leadership $850.00
Transformational School Leadership $850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology $750.00
Educational Leadership $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling $800.00
School Psychology $750.00
Human Resource Development $600.00
Administration $600.00
Curriculum & Instruction $600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs $600.00
Montessori $600.00

Online Programs

Reading $419.00
Educational Leadership $419.00
Exceptional Student Education $419.00
Higher Education Administration $419.00
Curriculum & Instruction $419.00

Doctoral Programs

Counseling
$1,125.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$950.00
Organizational Leadership
$850.00
Transformational School Leadership
$850.00

Educational Specialist Programs

School Psychology
$750.00
Educational Leadership
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Master's Programs

Counseling
$800.00
School Psychology
$750.00
Human Resource Development
$600.00
Administration
$600.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$600.00
Bahamas Tuition Rate - Master's Programs
$600.00
Montessori
$600.00

Online Programs

Reading
$419.00
Educational Leadership
$419.00
Exceptional Student Education
$419.00
Higher Education Administration
$419.00
Curriculum & Instruction
$419.00

Please inquire about military, public service, and certificate program rates

School of Education Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

School of Education Graduate Programs Accreditations

All of the Barry University School of Education graduate programs are accredited by the regional accrediting agency, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Accreditation is a process whereby an educational institution (and/or a program within an educational institution) is assessed for educational quality based on already developed standards.

Accreditation also serves as a statement to the public that an institution and/or its programs are committed to educational quality.

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees.

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