Saint Louis University has been serving Catholic education through research and training programs since 1818. Countless religious orders have sent their educators here to sharpen their pedagogical skills, earn advanced degrees and add to their knowledge base.
- Master of Arts in Educational Leadership: This program prepares students to become a Catholic school principal. The program requires 33 to 36 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. SLU’s M.A. in educational leadership can be tailored to meet initial principal certification for the State of Missouri.
- Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership: SLU’s specialist degree in educational leadership allows students who hold a master's degree to complete this Catholic educational degree program. It requires 60 credit hours beyond the master's degree, 30 of which must be completed at SLU and can be tailored to meet advanced certification requirements.
- Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership: This program prepares students to become an executive level Catholic educational leader. A master's or specialist degree in educational leadership or a related field is required. Students will complete 38 credit hours of coursework if they have a master's degree or 28 credit hours if they have a specialist degree. Students also complete a doctoral project, a comprehensive examination and an oral examination in order to graduate. The program can be tailored to meet superintendent certification for the State of Missouri.