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Educational Leadership In Action

What is Educational Leadership?

Educational Leadership combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in the public and private school systems. We provide sound theoretical and field-based experiences.

The program is an excellent route for first- and second-year teachers to develop professional expertise and fulfill continuing professional education (CPE) hours, while being part of a community of educators dedicated to professional excellence.

Degree Plan

The Educational Leadership Program is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed for educators aspiring to become team leaders, mentor teachers, department chairs, instructional coordinators or administrators.

Texas Principal Certification

Educators interested in obtaining principal certification should contact Daniel Higgins, the Program Director.


Students take a variety of courses including:

  • Human Development and Learning
  • Curriculum Theory and Practice
  • Private and Public School Law
  • Effective School Leadership

See the catalog for a full course list:

Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or for additional information or visit

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