Why choose an online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Saint Leo?
Accelerate your career with an online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. Find the home and work life balance you need to pursue your degree while enrolling in our online master’s program. Are you already a full-time educator? 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.
Wherever you are on your journey, Saint Leo will meet you there. This fully integrated online degree program prepares educators who hold a valid teaching certificate to lead an educational institution, emphasizing the core knowledge and skills required to fully participate in educational governance at the building, district, and community level.
Most school administrators must earn a master’s degree and license or certification before they can begin a career as a principal or educational leader. Although a handful of states do not yet require licenses or certifications, most states follow the national guidelines set by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium to assess beginning school leaders. Saint Leo University’s Educational Leadership core curriculum is aligned with the national educational leadership standard areas:
- Instructional leadership,
- Managing the learning environment,
- Learning, accountability, and assessment,
- Decision making strategies,
- Human resource development,
- Ethical leadership,
- Community and stakeholder partnerships, and
Licensure and/or certification for educational leaders is a function of each individual state’s department of education. Candidates are responsible for understanding and meeting all requirements for school administrator licensure or certification. The eligibility and application process for licensure or certification is separate and apart from Saint Leo University’s application and degree requirements for a master’s in education with a concentration in educational leadership. Our students find success as master teachers, principals and administrators in school districts around Florida and outside of the state.
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