FL Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Florida Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

Note: The Florida Bureau of Educator Certification requires that those seeking to add additional subject coverages or endorsement areas to their current teaching certificates apply for the additional certification area before completing coursework and/or testing leading to that additional certification. The Bureau will issue an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility to the applicant outlining requirements for the new area, thus ensuring that the applicant follows the correct path to certification.

This program leads to an endorsement in Educational Leadership.

1) DEGREE: Completion of a master’s or higher degree from a university that is regionally accredited or accredited by another body that is approved by the US Department of Education 

2) PROGRAM: Successful completion of the Florida Educational Leadership Core Curriculum. One of the ways this is done is through completion of a regionally accredited graduate degree program in educational leadership, like the Master of Science in Educational Leadership program offered by WGU. Those who are enrolled in the Endorsement Preparation Program in Educational Leadership at WGU will fulfill the requirement through completion of the required thirty semester hours of graduate credit, which includes credit in each of the principal leadership standard areas.


3) PRACTICUM: WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.


4) EXAM REQUIREMENT: Complete the following two exams:

1. Content Exam: FELE - Subests 1, 2, and 3 (FELE 081)


 2. WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in Florida. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.

Further details on Florida educational leadership certification requirements are available here.


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in Florida

Registering for Praxis Exams and Registering for FTCE Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU 

Applying for your Florida Teaching License





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