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Master of Education / Educational Leadership

Program Details

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.

This fully integrated program prepares educators who hold a valid teaching certificate to lead an educational institution, emphasizing the core knowledge and skills required to full participate in educational governance at the school, district, and community level.


Candidates in the program must pass the Florida Education Leadership Exam (FELE) to gain eligibility for degree conferral. Graduates from the programs are eligible for Florida’s Education Leadership Level 1 certification.

Students may be eligible in school districts around Florida and outside of the state, thanks to interstate agreements the Florida Department of Education negotiates.

  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit two professional recommendations completed on forms you can download here
  • Submit a written statement of 250 words or more that outlines how your educational and career goals match Saint Leo University's program
  • Copy of the applicant’s valid professional teaching certificate is required
  • A Florida certified principal or Florida certified assistant principal holding educational leadership certification in Florida who is considered highly qualified by their districts to serve as mentor during their program of study

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges