Why choose an online Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership for Catholic School Leaders at Saint Leo?
Saint Leo University’s Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership for Catholic School Leaders prepares certified educators to lead a private educational institution, emphasizing the core knowledge and skills they need to fully participate in educational governance at the school, district, and community levels. The MEd degree empowers educators to take on a new leadership role in their school and community, increase their effectiveness in the classroom, and make a greater impact on the lives of young people.
Our students find success as high-level teachers, principals, and administrators in school districts throughout the country.
Most school administrators must earn a master’s degree and license or certification before they can become a principal or educational leader. Although a handful of states do not yet require licensure or certifications, most follow the national guidelines set by the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium to assess beginning school leaders. The MEd – Educational Leadership core curriculum is aligned with the national educational leadership standard areas, covering:
- Instructional leadership
- Managing the learning environment
- Learning, accountability, and assessment
- Decision-making strategies
- Human resource development
- Ethical leadership
- Community and stakeholder partnerships
This Catholic School Leaders program includes two classes that explore the theory and practice of religious education and Christian spirituality.
This program can be taken fully online or as a blended program that combines online courses with in-person classes offered at some of our Education Centers in Mississippi, South Carolina, and Virginia.