M.Ed. Educational Leadership

Admission decisions for the Master of Education - Educational Leadership Concentration are based on several criteria, including motivation, maturity, work experience, and leadership qualities, along with academic records and test scores. Each applicant is evaluated individually.

Admission Process

Admission to Saint Leo's M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is a simple, straightforward process. Applicants should submit the following materials 60 days before the beginning of the term in which they wish to enroll.

  1. Application
    Complete and submit the online application or download, complete and return the application for graduate admission.
  2. Application Fee
    Submit a one-time, non-refundable $80 application fee.
  3. Official Transcripts
    Send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've previously attended to the Office of Graduate Admission. A United States equivalency evaluation must accompany transcripts from foreign institutions, which must be certified by an approved evaluation service. Graduates or former students of Saint Leo University do not need to submit transcripts if they have been previously been submitted and are on file. Download Transcript Request Form.
  4. Current Resume
  5. Professional Recommendation
    Submit two professional recommendations complted on forms you can download here.  Professional Recommendation Form.
  6. Statement of Professional Goals
    Submit a written statement of 250 words or more that outlines how your educational and career goals match Saint Leo University's program.
  7. Professional Teaching Certificate
    Submit a copy of your valid professional teaching certificate.
  8. Mentor
    The applicant must secure an approved school principal, veteran assistant principal or district-level administrator to serve as mentor during the program of study. Please have this individual complete the form supplied to you when you apply to the program to signify their agreement to mentor you during your MED in Educational Leadership program.
  9. If GPA is Below 3.0 ONLY: Official Test Scores
    If GPA is Below 3.0 ONLY: Official Test Scores- If you do not have a 3.0 GPA or higher in your last 60 credit hours of study where you obtained your bachelor’s degree, a minimum score of 1000 (or its equivalent) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a minimum score of 410 (68th percentile) on the Miller Analogies Test ( MAT) will be required.
  10. Financial Aid & Payment Options
    Determine how you plan to pay for the program. If using Financial Aid, complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. Download Financial Aid Information Form.

After the M.Ed. Educational Leadership application has been processed, the Director of Graduate Admission may contact the applicant for a personal interview. Completed applications will remain active for two years. Contingent admission as non-degree-seeking students may be granted only for up to six semester hours of graduate work.

A special discount is available for graduate education students. Please call Graduate Admissions at (800) 707-8846 for details regarding this discount.

Application, letters and transcripts can be sent to:

Graduate Admissions - MC2248
Saint Leo University
P.O. Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
grad.admissions@saintleo.edu

International Students

Applications from non-U.S. citizens are accepted as long as they are able to show a financial ability to pay, meet all of the academic requirements for admission, and have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All international students whose native language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test). Applicants holding an undergraduate degree from an academic institution within the United States, an English-speaking country, or from an institution where the language of instruction is English are not required to take the TOEFL examination.