Educational Leadership | Specialist in Education Degree
The goals of the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education are generated through a firm commitment to its philosophy statement:
- To prepare reflective practitioners committed to excellence in service to others.
- To instill four "habits" within our students: the habit of service, the habit of inquiry and research, the habit of self-examination and reflection, and the habit of leadership within a community of scholars.
- To offer students an excellent professional education and a sound background within a liberal tradition of education.
- To reaffirm and strengthen a commitment of service to the community.
[NEW:] The Personal Potential Index (PPI) is recommended 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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|Fall: July 1 (International: May 1)||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) Personal Potential Index evaluations
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|Spring: Nov. 1 (International: Oct. 1)|
|Summer: April 1|
Tel. No.: 314.977.4062
|Chair: William Rebore, Ph.D.
Admissions Coordinator: Lindsey Woodard
Assistantship Application Deadline:
- Fall semester: July 1
- Spring semester: November 1
- Sumer semester: April 1
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS score
Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS 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 TOEFL scores (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 over 300 students.
Educational Leadership is the largest Graduate Education program
Higher Education is the second-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. | Graduate Offerings in College of Education and Public Service
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. | ELHE Programs Offered
Careers 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. Educational Administration (Ed.S.)
About the Educational Leadership & Higher Education Faculty: All faculty is engaged in current, active research in educational topics. | Educational Leadership & Higher Education Faculty
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Six (6) assistantships are awarded in Educational Leadership and Higher Education. Almost all students are part-time with full-time, professional positions. | ELHE Graduate Assistants page | 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. | ELHE Program Highlights