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Education, Master - Educational Leadership for Catholic School Administrators

Why choose Educational Leadership for Catholic School Administrators at Saint Leo

Saint Leo University is a nationally recognized leader in education. As Florida's oldest Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Leo has centuries-old roots in the Benedictine tradition. Holding students to high standards of ethics and academic excellence, Saint Leo serves as the model for educational leadership. 

The Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership for Catholic Leader Administrators degree is designed to meet the continuing education and professional needs of a private K-12 school educators seeking advancement as assistant principles, principles, deans and administrators. 

The curriculum is aligned with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards, the Florida Educational Leadership competencies and skills, and the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. Coursework in this programs will focus on the four domains of effective leadership: student achievement; instructional leadership; organizational leadership; and professional and ethical behavior. The 36 semester credit hour program may be completed in as little as 30 months Online or in a traditional, blended format at select cohort locations in Florida. 

This Florida state-approved program meets all requirements set forth by the State of Florida's Department of Education. Candidates in the program must pass the Florida Education leadership Exam (FELE) to gain eligibility for degree conferral. Additionally, students who have not met the State of Florida English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) requirement must complete course EDU 561. Graduates from the program are eligible for Florida's Education Leadership Level 1 certification. Our students find success as vice-principals, principals and administrators in school districts throughout Florida and outside of the state, due to reciprocity agreements the Florida Department of Education holds with other states. 

Why choose Educational Leadership for Catholic School Administrators at Saint Leo?

Saint Leo University is a nationally recognized leader in education, founded in 1889 and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's master teachers and educational leaders.

Saint Leo University's Education Program has built a solid reputation in the educational community as a quality program that produces highly effective school leaders for a globalized world. A strong commitment to a set of "core values" is the cornerstone of Saint Leo University and its mission is to offer a practical, effective model for life and leadership. To that end, in addition to the Educational Leadership Concentration courses, you will have the opportunity to explore religious education in theory and practice as well as Christian spirituality to earn a specialized Master of Education degree designed specifically for Catholic leaders.  

Flexibility for the working professional.

Wherever you are on your journey, Saint Leo will meet you there. Turn any computer into a vibrant interactive classroom – day or night. Saint Leo provides students with the opportunity to advance their education without having to travel to a traditional campus – no conventional classroom attendance is required. Set your own weekly study schedule anywhere, anytime. All of our online students receive the same educational degrees as campus-based students, benefiting from faculty who are experienced professionals.

Contact your Gradate Admissions Counselor for more information on fitting a master's degree into your life.

Additional education, licensure or certifications, and work experience may be required.

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What can you do with a degree in Educational Leadership for Catholic School Administrators?

  • K-12 school educators
  • Assistant principals
  • Principals
  • Director or supervisor
  • Dean of students or faculty
  • District-level administrator
  • Non-profit and advocacy organization leadership positions
  • Higher education positions

Degree Requirements

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR COURSES (42 CREDITS)
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