Educational Leadership | Specialist in Education Degree
SLU's Educational Leadership program has a regional and national reputation. The faculty is committed to the concept of program quality, and quality was the driver in the development of the design for the degree. The foundation of the design is grounded in the literature on educational leadership preparation. Additionally, students' work meets the Carnegie Standards for doctoral education. SLU's Educational Leadership program is accredited by NCAT.
[NEW:] The Personal Potential Index (PPI) is optional to complete your application for admission. Visit SLU's page about the PPI evaluations and requirements or go to The ETS page to learn more about the PPI.
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|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
|Fall: rolling||Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE G or GMAT or LSAT scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; On-campus or phone interview is desired; Three (3) optional Personal Potential Index evaluations||
(Advantages of the web application)
|Tel. No.: 314.977.4062
|Program Director: Susan Toft Everson, Ph.D.
Admission Coordinator: Yvonne Fisher
Assistantship Application Deadline:
- March 1
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS or PTE Academic score
English Proficiency scores required for all international students; regardless if an applicant has previously attended an U.S. institution. Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
- Application reviewed by committee
- An above-average GPA
- A review of GRE or GMAT or LSAT or MAT scores
- A review of English proficiency scores (for international applicants)
- SLU Writing Exam (SLUWE) if admitted (for international applicants)
Application Review Process: The program has a year-round, rolling application process that is reviewed by committee.
The program draws from a large pool of qualified applicants
Currently there are more than 150 students.
Educational Leadership is the largest Graduate Education program
Rankings/Honors: All programs are nationally accredited. Nearly 20 percent of all of Missouri's superintendents are alumni of the Graduate School at Saint Louis University.
Credit Hours/Coursework: Requirements for the Ed.S. degree include completion of a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of postbaccalaureate study, at least thirty (30) of which must be taken at Saint Louis University. For additional descriptive information about this program, see the Curricula and Courses section of the Catalog, specifically under the offerings of the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education.
Program Description: The Specialist in Education degree program is offered for persons interested in developing competencies necessary for certification as superintendents of schools or advanced certification as elementary, middle, or high school principals. | Educational Leadership programs
Career Possibilities: Adult Educator; Arts and Education Program Coordinator; Continuing Education Director; Day Care Specialist; Educational Outreach Coordinator; Nonprofit Specialist; Preschool Teacher; Private Tutor; K-12 Teacher; Special Educator | Career Services
Curriculum & Program Details: Two words describe this program: quality and demanding. Students are already educational professionals who are looking to enhance their skills and advance their careers. Students come to learn and perform with a certain position already in mind.
About the Educational Leadership Faculty: All faculty is engaged in current, active research in educational topics. | Educational Leadership Faculty
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Assistantships are available in the Department of Educational Leadership. Information on other financial aid opportunities is available through Student Financial Services. Almost all students are part-time with full-time, professional positions. | Graduate Assistantships | Student Financial Services at SLU
Program Highlights: Teachers already participating in the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program can receive tuition remission. Typically, the investment return for a student is realized after two promotions. Students do most of their studies off-campus, required only to be at SLU four times during their coursework. | Educational Leadership Program Highlights