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Education, Master

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Leadership in the Development of Reading Programs
  • Managing the Learning Environment
  • Principalship: Theory and Practice
  • Practicum in ESE: Action Research in the Classroom
  • Technology for Instruction and Leadership

Why choose MEd at Saint Leo

Are you a full-time educator? Raise your profile with Saint Leo’s Master of Education. Take on a new leadership role in your school and community, increase your effectiveness in the classroom, and make a greater impact on the lives of youth.

Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's leaders in the classroom. Our instructors are current practitioners in the field , and regular presenters at national and international conferences. 

A strong commitment to a set of core values is the cornerstone of Saint Leo University—our mission is to offer a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world. It is a model based on steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value and gifts of all people.

Saint Leo University offers MEd concentrations in Educational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Exceptional Student Education and Reading.

Flexibility for the working professional

Wherever you are on your journey, Saint Leo will meet you there. The MEd 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.

Contact your Graduate Admissions Counselor for more information on fitting a Master of Education degree into your life.

A special tuition scholarship is available for MEd students. Contact Graduate Admissions for details.

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What can you do with a degree in Education?

  • School Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • District Administrator
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Exceptional Student Education Teacher
  • Literacy Coach
  • Reading Supervisor
  • Department Chair
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Assessment Coordinator

Professional development opportunities.

Florida Certification

You can earn your State of Florida K-12 Reading certification and Reading endorsement, Educational Leadership Level 1 certification, and Exceptional Student Education certification.

Field experience

In a supervised practicum, complete school improvement projects that impact curriculum, student achievement and the school's role within the community. Gain skills in data analysis, school safety, school budgeting, school law, communication and building community partnerships.

21st century classroom

Discover how to enhance learning with technologies such as iPads, the MimioVote™ assessment system and interactive SMART Boards.

Co-curricular activities

Participate in the Future Teachers Association and join Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators.

Where are Saint Leo MEd grads now?

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, Hernando, Hillsborough, Citrus, 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 districts.

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