Guided by the Jesuit/Ignatian values of discernment, the magis (continuous improvement), Cura Personalis (care of the whole person), social justice, democratic ideals, and service to others, the Educational Leadership Department is dedicated to cultivating:

  • Communities of learners who are scholar practitioners committed to caring for people; leading with mind, hope, and heart; social justice; discernment, continuous improvement; serving others (community); and democratic and transformational leadership.
  • Future leaders who aspire to hold key positions in which they can engage in reform and transformation: through the mastery of best practices; with expertise in instructional technology; and in a variety of settings, including but not limited to local, national, and international schools and organizations.

The Department of Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph's University offers several Masters in Education leading toward Principal Certification (K-12), Curriculum Supervisor Certification (in one or more content area), and Supervisor of Special Education Certification.

Upon completion of the program, students can apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to obtain the certification  in their course study.

Students can apply for more than one certification if they complete a master program leading toward multiple certifications.


Contact Information

Dr. Encarna Rodriguez, Chair
Educational Leadership