The Graduate Education program at Saint Leo University offers the Education Specialist (EdS) degree with a specialization in Educational Leadership. This degree is for individuals holding a master's degree in education or a related field of study (e.g., guidance and counseling, social work, human services, organization leadership, etc.).
Courses within the Education Specialist degree program have been identified to ensure that students complete a relevant and rigorous program of study. All courses infuse the Saint Leo University core values, thus helping students grow in body, mind and spirit.
The curriculum for this program of study is aligned with the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) (Council of Chief State School Officers) 2015 standards which focus on seven aspects of transformational leadership that enables leaders to think critically; analyze systems and organizational structures; support innovative initiatives that supports effective practice and research that maximized student learning and demonstrations of achievement outcomes; facilitates staff members ability to drive instructional practice for student success; build collaborative school cultures; and create a community of stakeholders.
* First 36 Credits part of Education Specialist degree. Those students who complete NISL certification have a guaranteed 9 transfer credits to the EDS program.. The courses that will count for transfer credits and students will not have to take are: EDU-707, EDU-704 and EDU-712