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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

School Details

The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."

UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units: 

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • College of Business

UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.


  • Bachelor's degree from an institution that is fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or a comparable degree from an international institution
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience 
  • Current professional teaching certification OR completion of additional criteria, including ESOL/ELL requirments and completion of Florida Reading Competency 2
  • Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree
  • GRE, GMAT, or MAT test scores

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)