Overview: The Department of Teaching, Innovation, and Leadership is comprised of both Graduate and Undergraduate programs designed to support those interested in education and leadership. 


Educator Preparation Program ( Classroom and Other Settings).

Teach your passion with the St. Edward's University Educator Preparation Program. 

Offering multiple pathways, this program offers traditional teacher certification for multiple subject and grade level areas, training for non-traditional teaching opportunities, and options for a minor in special education or bilingual studies. 

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Ed.D. in Leadership and Higher Education

Earn your Doctorate of Education of Leadership & Higher Education – online

Leveraging dynamic online learning technologies and innovative course design, the online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) of Leadership & Higher Education at St. Edward’s University is designed to prepare students for success in the rapidly-changing world of post-secondary education. Completed in as little as 39 months, students in this program gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify critical issues challenging all aspects of post-secondary education and to examine and define approaches to creatively and comprehensively address those challenges. Students complete a series of Core, Research and Concentration courses in an accelerated format.  The unique curriculum allows students to conduct practice-based dissertation research while completing their coursework.

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M.A. in Educational Innovations

Drive change for the 21st-century student with an online M.A. in Educational Innovations

The St. Edward’s University online Master of Arts in Educational Innovations (MA-EDIN) will help you shape the future of higher education and work in PK-12 programs to equip students for higher education. In just 21 months, you will learn the impact of mental health issues common in education, cross-cultural issues/strategies, and how data analytics drives educational outcomes to help you empower 21st century students. 

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M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Learn To Assess Autism's Behavior Challenges with an Online M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis

The St. Edward’s University online Master of Education - Applied Behavior Analysis (M.Ed. - ABA) will help you learn how to assess, analyze, and diagnose individuals with autism's abilities and challenging behaviors. Our M.Ed. program will also advance your skills and give you clinical experience in preparation for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst Exam.

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M.S. in Leadership and Change

Enhance leadership skills for positive, strategic change


The Master of Science in Leadership and Change (MSLC) program at St. Edward’s University prepares students to confidently and skillfully enact positive, organizational change — a crucial competency in today’s fast-paced business world. Students will understand leadership from the individual, group, organizational and global perspectives, allowing them to facilitate change across diverse teams in the workplace.

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