Master of Education

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.

Why choose a M.Ed. at Saint Leo?

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 M.Ed. concentrations in Educational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Exceptional Student Education and Reading, as well as a graduate certificate program in Reading.

Flexibility for the working professional

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

Some amazing classes you can take

  • 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

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.

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

Where are Saint Leo Education 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.

Admission requirements

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

Take the next step in your career. Apply for Saint Leo's M.Ed. today.