Related Programs

Our Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) and Certification Program prepares transformational leaders across K-12, higher education, and social sector fields who are committed to equity-oriented change. 


  • K-12 Education 
  • Higher Education
  • Social Sectors (e.g., leadership in healthcare, organization, criminal justice)

Pennsylvania Department of Education Approved Certifications:

  • Principal
  • Curriculum Supervisor
  • Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility (LOE) with or without Ed.D.

Social and emotional (SEL) learning is the process by which children and adults acquire the skills necessary for managing emotions, showing empathy, establishing and maintaining positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and setting and achieving positive goals.  These skills must be practiced in social contexts, including classroom and school environments. This endorsement will prepare you to help students develop these skills.

    The Educational Leadership and Administration (EDLA) program at Saint Joseph’s University prepares aspiring school administrators, supervisors of curriculum and supervisors of special education to become transformative leaders in PK-12 settings.