Become a visionary school leader and community collaborator.
Saint Leo University’s Florida state-approved M.Ed. Educational
Leadership program is designed to assist you in achieving new
heights in your career as a principal or school administrator.
Our M.Ed. Educational Leadership program meets the continuing
education and professional development needs of Florida public and
private educators who hold K-12 certification.
As the first M.Ed. Educational Leadership program to be approved
by the State Department of Education in 2008, Saint Leo serves as a
model for educational leadership in the State of Florida.
You’ll master Florida Principal Leadership Standards, the
Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability, and the
Florida Educational Leadership Examination (FELE)—and attain
Florida Education Leadership Level 1 certification. The Educational
Leadership graduate curriculum includes explorations in:
Saint Leo also offers M.Ed. concentrations in Instructional
Exceptional Student Education and Reading, as
well as a graduate certificate
program in Reading.
Wherever you are on your journey, Saint Leo will meet you there.
The M.Ed. Educational Leadership can be taken as a blended program
that combines traditional, in-person classes—with a variety of
delivery formats, including online options and video conferencing.
Most students complete the degree within two years.
Contact your Gradate Admissions
Counselor for more information on fitting a master's degree
into your life.
Our students find success as certified teachers, principals and
administrators in school districts around Florida and outside of
the state, thanks to interstate agreements the Florida Department
of Education negotiates. The majority teach in Florida school
districts, including Pasco, Hillsborough and Marion.
Saint Leo graduates often assume leadership positions in their
schools—as team leaders and department chairs—within three to four
years of employment. Graduates consistently receive “Teacher of the
Year” and “Administrator of the Year” awards in their
A special scholarship is available for M.Ed students.
Contact Graduate Admissions for more information.
Take the next step in your career. Apply for Saint Leo's M.Ed. Educational Leadership