Program Approvals

Saint Leo University's education programs have been granted "Program Approval" by the State of Florida's Department of Education. Graduates from State-approved programs like Saint Leo's are eligible for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.

The Department of Education Office of Educator Preparation recognizes teacher preparation programs that meet specific quality indicators. The Office has granted approval for the following programs at Saint Leo:


  • Elementary Education/ESOL/Reading: K-6/Endor.
  • MG English/ESOL/Reading: 5-9/Endor.
  • MG Mathematics/Reading: 5-9/Endor.
  • MG General Science/Reading: 5-9/Endor.
  • MG Social Science/Reading: 5-9/Endor.


  • Educational Leadership
  • Exceptional Student Education/ESOL/Reading: K-12/Endor.
  • Reading: Level K-12


  • Reading
  • ESOL

Saint Leo's Office of Program Approval keeps these Saint Leo programs in compliance with state expectations, and works with faculty to keep curriculum and reporting current.

Teacher Preparation Program

The Florida Department of Education requires that students in state-approved programs upload certain course assignments to an electronic assessment system in order to demonstrate their mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs), Subject Area Competencies, Reading Endorsement Competencies (if applicable), and ESOL standards (if applicable) at the pre-professional level in both the final internship and in required education courses.

The Saint Leo University education programs have chosen to use the Learning Studio (formerly eCollege) Learning Outcomes Manager (LOM) as their electronic assessment system. All students in Saint Leo state-approved education programs are required to upload LOM designated assignments to the Learning Studio course webpage via the My Saint Leo Portal ( by the due dates listed in the course syllabi. All LOM assignments must be successfully uploaded and scored prior to receiving a passing grade in the course.

Learning Studio LOM Help for Students:

  • Learning Studio Student Orientation:
  • Student Quick Guide: included in every Learning Studio course site under the heading “Resources”
  • Learning Studio Help Desk: click on the Tech Support tab in the upper right corner of the Learning Studio screen and you’ll have the options to call (866-501-1636), open a text chat session, or send an email.