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 a doctoral program (Interdisciplinary Doctor of Educational Leadership Program-IDEPEL), a 30-credit M.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration that can lead to PA administration certifications in PK-12 settings and a 36-credit M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership.


Contact Information

Dr. Encarna Rodriguez, Chair
Educational Leadership