Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling
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Welcome to the Department
Of
Educational Leadership & Human Services

 
Adult Education Administration
 
Master of Education/Master of Science :
The program in Adult Education prepares practitioners to provide leadership to facilitate adult learning in a variety of organizational, higher education and community settings as program planners, administrators, supervisors, trainers, adult educators, adult literacy developers and other continuing education specialists. Students are prepared to take on these roles through the mastery of certain subject matter and the acquisition of research skills. The systematic study of the underlying theories and current practices involves participation in required course work, experiential learning activity and independent study.
 
Admission Requirements :
 
An applicant must :
  • Meet all University admissions requirement: i.e. “B” average in the last sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate work or a score of 1,000 on the GRE (Verbal and Quantitative subtests).
  • Declare in writing his or her intention to major in Adult Education;
  • Present three (3) letters of recommendation that include references to professional experiences and personal qualities;
  • Receive approval as an Adult Administration major pending review by the Adult Education faculty.
Graduation Requirements :

The requirements for graduation from the Master’s of Education and Master of Science programs in Adult Education are:
 
  • Completion of 36 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA,
  • No “C” grades in required courses, and
  • Must take the Graduate Records Examination
 
 
Counselor Education

Master of Education/Master of Science :

Counselor Education offers graduate study which emphasizes both didactic and affective experiences as necessary dimensions in the growth and development of professional counselors. The program provides a curriculum that is comprehensive, integrated, and sequential and is approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and meets State of Florida approval. The course of studies include differentiated patterns of preparation for school counselors, and those persons interested in enhancing their human service skills for employment in other settings such as mental health agencies. Special effort is made to sensitize and provide the learner with experiences and skills relevant in working with individuals, groups, families and populations representing varied backgrounds and motivations. Multi-ethnic and multi-cultural effectiveness constitute a pervasive focus in all program studies.
 
Admission Requirements :
 
An applicant must:
  • Meet all University admissions requirement: i.e. “B” average in the last sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate work or a score of 1,000 on the GRE (Verbal and Quantitative subtests).
  • Declare in writing his/her intention to major in Counselor Education.
  • Present three (3) letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s personal and professional qualities.
  • Receive approval as a Counselor Education major by the Counselor Education Admissions Committee.
 Graduation Requirements:
 
The requirements for graduation from the Counselor Education Program are:
 
·          Successful completion of 48 – 60 credit hours depending on program of study
·           A minimum GPA of 3.0
·          No ‘C’ grades in any required courses.
·          Successfully pass all portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE)
·          Must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
·          Successful completion of the practicum and internships in Counselor Education
·          Must have taken or be registered for the Guidance and Counseling Subject Area Examination (SAE)
          Curriculum Guide
 
Educational Leadership
 
Master of Education/Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy :

The program in Educational Leadership offers a planned sequence of experiences designed to develop leadership skills essential to the improvement of administration and supervision in schools, and other educational entities. Emphasis is placed upon increased understanding of the school management function. The institution provides a unique setting for the preparation of multicultural leadership. Curricula are designed to prepare the student for entry-level administrative posts in school systems (Level I for Florida Certification) for professional development and improvement and for leadership positions in other educational entities.
 
Masters of Education and Master of Science:
 
Admission Requirements:
 
An applicant must :
  • Meet all university admission requirements for graduate study: i.e., 3.0 GPA in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work or a score of 1,000 on the GRE verbal and quantitative subtests.
  • Declare in writing his or her intention to major in Educational Leadership;
  • Present three (3) letters of recommendation that should address the applicant’s personal and professional qualities;
  • Receive approval as an Educational Leadership major by the program coordinator and Educational Leadership department chairperson.
 

(For students seeking Master’s degree)
 
 (Add-on Educational Leadership Certification Program)
 
Admission Requirements :

(For students with Master’s degrees seeking certification in Educational Leadership)

Applicants must :
  • Complete application for admission to graduate program;
  • Declare in writing his/her intention to seek certification in Educational Leadership;
  • Hold a Master’s degree or higher;
  • Present three (3) letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s personal and professional qualities.
 
Completion Requirements :

A minimum program of twenty-one (21)**** semester hours of Educational Leadership courses selected from the following. Other courses may be required.
 
 
 
Graduation Requirements :

The requirements for graduation from the Master’s of Education and Master of Science programs in Educational Leadership are:
  • Completion of 39 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA,
  • No “C” grades in required courses,
  • Successfully pass all portions of the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE),
  • Pass the Master’s in Educational Leadership Comprehensive Examination,
  • Must Pass the Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE),
  • Successful completion of the Internship in Educational Administration, and
  • Must take the Graduate Records Examination
 
Educational Leadership
 
Doctor of Philosophy :
The Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership has been designed as a non-traditional program to insure the academic success of qualified individuals who are interested in serving in rural and urban settings. The full time program is designed to move students to Ph.D. candidacy in two years. Because of the developmental focus of this program, transfer credit will not be accepted. Student cohorts are admitted once each year in the fall semester.
This program will enable graduates to pursue leadership career opportunities in educational settings and organizations involved with education-related issues. The program is designed to provide professionals with theoretical and practical knowledge that will enable them to be effective change agents and successful program managers, particularly in schools and agencies that serve the needs of minority and at-risk populations.
This unique program is organized in the cohort format based upon the constructivist philosophical foundation. Inter-and intra-personal development and cultural factors are identified as essential elements for effective leadership and are emphasized as part of the doctoral program. A strong emphasis is also placed upon acquisition of theoretical content and research methodology.
 
Course of Study :
The program is designed as an intensive learning experience. Students are enrolled full time in three courses (9 semester hours) each semester including summers and complete 54 credit hours of course work. In addition to the course work, students will complete a minimum of 15 hours of dissertation credit. The minimum total of 69 hours is required for program completion. The areas encompassed by the course-work include inter-and intra-personal development communication, social foundations, statistics and research methods, organizational theory and leadership, and technological applications in research and leadership. Cohort participants enroll in courses as a group. The program faculty determines courses from the above-cited areas. Within each course, students are encouraged to focus the problem-centered learning experiences on their specific area of interest.
 
 
Admissions Requirements:
 
Applicant must submit the following items to the School of Graduate Studies and Research:
  • A completed graduate application (applicants who have never attended FAMU complete FAM 5100 and mail it to the Office of Graduate Admissions with a $20.00 non-refundable application-processing fee; FAMU graduates and former students must complete Readmission Form FAM 5101). No fee is required when submitting FAM 5101.
·         Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts as well as transcripts for work completed in post-secondary institutions for which no degrees were awarded. Transcripts should be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
  • An official copy of results of the Graduate Record Examination (taken within the last five years).
    The application form and official transcripts must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Applications for graduate admission to the Ph.D. program should be submitted to:
 
Florida A & M University
School of Graduate Studies and Research
400 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
 
Students must also have completed a Master’s degree in an educationally related area from an accredited college of university prior to enrolling in the Ph.D. program. The application deadline for fall admission is December 31st. For students who wish to apply for fellowships or assistantships, financial aid paperwork must be submitted as soon as possible after acceptance into the program. Admission decisions will be made in the Spring semester of each academic year, with notification to accepted students also in the Spring semester.

Applicant must submit the following items to the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Services:
    • A current resume.
    • Three letters of reference from professionals who can assess the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program. Students must request these and include them as part of their application packet.
    • A statement of professional goals presented as a narrative of 1000 words or less that describes the applicant’s educational expectations, career aspirations, level of skills, and any special qualifications or experiences.
    • Copies of teaching or other professional certificates. A teaching certificate IS NOT required for admissions to this program.
    • Samples of any published work completed by the applicant.
 
The previous items must be submitted to:
Attn: Educational Leadership Ph.D. Program Coordinator
Florida A & M University
Dept. of Educational Leadership & Human Services
GEC-B, Room 308
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4900

 

The requirements for graduation from the Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership are:

· The successful completion of 18 courses and a minimum of 15 dissertation credit hours in the Common Professional and Educational Leadership Cores and 3 courses in the specialty core;
· A minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average;
· Evidence of successful integration of program content through the successful completion of the doctoral comprehensive examination and the defense of the dissertation prospectus, and
· The successful completion and defense of the dissertation.

 
Dr. Trinetia Respress, Interim Chair
Florida A&M University
Gore Education Center-B, Room 308,
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4900
Voice: 850-599-3191
Fax: 850-599-3906
Email: trinetia.respress@famu.edu
  
 
 
 

Contact Info

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GEC-C Suite 124
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850) 599-3191
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