Saint Leo University is a leading provider of accredited online education to working adults. Through the Center for Online Learning, the university provides flexible online degree programs that can fit any schedule.
The online programs are designed to meet the growing needs of adult students and offer the best attributes of traditional classroom education in conjunction with today's most innovative computer technology. With Saint Leo University Online, you can obtain your undergraduate and/or graduate degree from anywhere you have access to a PC. You never have to set foot in a classroom as you set your weekly study schedule and "attend class" anytime. Work and family responsibilities, travel, shift changes or commuting problems will never interfere with your studies.
Celebrating more than 25 years of continuing education, today Saint Leo University is proud to be among the top ten global providers of higher education to the military. Saint Leo is a leader in the delivery of online education, providing higher education opportunities to members of the armed services and adult civilian students or just adult degree-seeking students.
The online program follows the same curriculum as on-campus students, so quality is never sacrificed for convenience. Earn your online undergraduate degree in:
Saint Leo University Online offers accredited MBA and Masters in Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) degrees. The programs allow you to complete your master's degree in the generalist track or with various concentrations and specializations. The graduate curriculum is designed to produce tomorrow's organizational leaders.
As an MBA student, you have the ability to complete the 12 required courses (three semester hours per course) in as few as 12 months by taking two classes per 8-week term. In keeping with Saint Leo's commitment to personalized attention, online MBA classes will have no more than 25 students to ensure students have ample interaction with faculty. The Online MBA consists of a generalist track (Online MBA) as well as an Online MBA with concentrations in:
Saint Leo University's MSCJ Program is a "practical program of instruction" that enables students to earn their degrees in the most convenient and efficient manner possible by scheduling classes on alternating weekends. With more than 30 years devoted to educating criminal justice professionals, Saint Leo University provides the values, knowledge base, and skills necessary to become creative and effective criminal justice agency administrators and workforce managers. Specializations available:
Saint Leo University focuses on more than just helping you find a career; it offers time management techniques to help you with your studying, interactive interviewing skills videos, and information about how to choose a career or a graduate degree program.
Whether you are looking to advance your career or further your education, Saint Leo University Online has what you need, for where you are going.
Saint Leo University Online is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone 404-679-4501; www.sacs.org) to award the associate's, bachelor's, master's and specialist's degrees. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) also accredits Saint Leo University Online.
The Graduate Education program at Saint Leo University offers the Specialist in Education degree with a concentration in transformational school leadership. This degree is for individuals holding a master’s degree in education or a related field of study (e.g., guidance and counseling, social work, human services, organization leadership, etc.).
Courses within the Education Specialist degree program have been identified to ensure that students complete a relevant and rigorous program of study. All courses infuse the Saint Leo University core values, thus helping students grow in body, mind and spirit.
The curriculum for this program of study is aligned with the Professional Standards 2016 (formerly Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) (Council of Chief State School Officers). Professional Standards 2016 focuses on seven aspects of transformational leadership that enable innovative initiatives which: support effective practice and research that maximizes student learning and demonstrations of achievement outcomes; facilitate staff members ability to drive instructional practice for student success; build collaborative school cultures; and create a community of stakeholders invested in academic success and personal well-being of every student.
The program is for those who already hold teaching and/or administrative certification or who are eligible for such certification and who seek to advance their career, grow their knowledge base and enhance their professional practice. The program is 39 hours beyond the master’s offered in the online format.
Become a visionary school leader and community collaborator. Saint Leo University’s Florida state-approved M.Ed. Educational Leadership program is designed to assist you in achieving new heights in your career as a principal or school administrator.
Our M.Ed. Educational Leadership program meets the continuing education and professional development needs of Florida public and private educators who hold K-12 certification.
Raise your profile with the School of Education & Social Science's online M.Ed. with a concentration in exceptional student education.
The program is designed for general educators in Florida and nationwide who wish to increase their understanding and experience in special education to expand areas of certification.
Students gain the values, knowledge and skills to become educational leaders with vision, engaged in the process of continual professional growth and collaborative reform.
The future of every child is important, and regardless of where you teach, you are bound to have a variety of students in your classroom. That is why a master's degree in exceptional student education will make every teacher a better teacher.
Coursework is offered through a hybrid format, with classes offered fully online, and expectations for practicum assignments to be completed in K-12 schools in students' local communities.
Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's leaders in the classroom. A strong commitment to a set of core values is the cornerstone of Saint Leo University and our mission to offer a practical, effective model for life and leadership in a challenging world. It is a model based on steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.
Raise your profile with the School of Education & Social Science's fully online M.Ed. with a concentration in instructional leadership.
With this degree, classroom teachers develop the management and leadership skills necessary for full participation in educational governance at the school, district, and community levels.
The program is designed to meet the continuing education and professional development needs of Florida public and private educators.
This M.Ed. concentration is for those classroom teachers who do not want to seek Education Leadership (Level 1) certification through the Florida Department of Education.
The M.Ed. Reading concentration is designed for certified teachers who want to develop advanced skills in literacy teaching, and earn their State of Florida reading specialist certification and reading endorsement.
You’ll learn how to implement an integrated language arts program, assess literacy levels and apply current research and instructional approaches to improve students’ reading and writing skills.
Why choose a master's degree in Reading at Saint Leo?
In the 36 credit-hour M.Ed. Reading program, you will hone your teaching skills in reading instruction through studying:
Saint Leo has built a solid reputation in the educational community for our quality programs that produce tomorrow's leaders in the classroom. In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. Our instructors are current practitioners in the field of school administration and regular presenters at national and international conferences.
The blended Master of Science in Criminal Justice program offered at Saint Leo University is for those professionals who wish to complete the graduate program by delivery modes other than traditional campus classes. The blended program offers classes in a variety of delivery formats; for example over the internet, FTT (video conferencing) and campus, including the Institute for Excellence in Criminal Justice Administration. The capstone course CRJ 590 is not offered in an online format.
Saint Leo University has been involved in educating criminal justice professionals for more than 30 years. This program is built on a strong foundation and Saint Leo's reputation of offering a high quality education that addresses the needs of working professionals through flexible and convenient schedules at an affordable cost.
Learn law enforcement skills to manage complex global risks and disasters.
The School of Education & Social Services offers several competitive, quality graduate degree programs, and the online M.S. in criminal justice with a corrections specialization is no exception.
In light of recent disasters and world events, it is increasingly important for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and organizations to understand how to manage critical incidents, psychological aspects of disasters, hazard mitigation, and risk identification.
Saint Leo University's criminal justice program director, Dr. Robert J. Diemer, has nearly 30 years of varied investigative experience, and is known across Florida and, increasingly, among national law enforcement at local, state, and federal agency levels. Dr. Diemer has served as a Deputy Sheriff, State Coordinator for the Florida Sheriff’s Association Statewide Task Force, and Chief of Investigations for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Division of Law Enforcement. Dr. Diemer was also responsible for managing and coordinating the operations of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Environmental Terrorism Response Team.
The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, community correctional officers, and those who work within the correctional population. In the past 30 years, correctional organizations have undergone dramatic changes in the field of correctional management. This course of study is designed to provide the learner with current leadership practices, understanding the complex treatments and issues of offenders, trends of the twenty-first century, health care practices, and the problems associated with recidivism.
One of the leading military colleges in the United States, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.
Become an agent of change with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. Saint Leo University's flexible program enhances the effectiveness and professionalism of both aspiring and active law enforcement professionals.
The curriculum of Saint Leo's Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Critical Incident Management degree is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and organizations that are faced with a myriad of challenges as a result of recent disasters and current world threats. The course of study is designed to yield an understanding of how to manage critical incidents, psychological aspects of disasters on the first responders, hazard mitigation, and risk identification. In order to earn the degree with the concentration in critical incident management, a student must successfully complete the five core courses, the four critical incident management courses, and two elective courses.
The curriculum of Saint Leo's Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Forensic Science degree is designed to serve both active and aspiring criminal justice professionals. The curriculum provides and enhances the knowledge, skills, and values for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness, professionalism, and policy-making abilities of the criminal justice practitioners. This specialization introduces the student to how forensic science is used in the field of criminal justice.
The School of Education & Social Services offers several competitive, quality graduate degree programs, and the online M.S. in criminal justice with a legal studies specialization is no exception.
The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, and those individuals who have an interest in further understanding the role of the legal system within the United States. This course of study will provide students with a well-rounded understanding of legal procedures and how the judicial system operates within the civil and criminal domain.
Saint Leo's Master of Science in Critical Incident Management is designed to prepare individuals from the public and private sectors, nongovernmental organizations, and the military to manage the diverse challenges facing our nation as a result of recent disasters and complex global threats. The comprehensive curriculum is designed to expose students to the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are necessary for effectively managing a wide-range of critical incidents. Students will critically analyze historical and contemporary case studies to identify best practices for identifying threats, minimizing risk, and effectively leading organizations in times of crisis. Students will also gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological aspects of disasters and how these can impact those affected by catastrophic events.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded Saint Leo University's Masters in Cybersecurity program a number of certifications for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense which include the following:
As the complexity of enterprise systems and critical IT infrastructure continues to grow, there is emerging demand for highly skilled information-security specialists and sophisticated practitioners in cybersecurity well versed in the science of protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. These information security professionals require proficiency in a variety of current and emerging technologies — computer and network security, digital forensics, cryptography, web security, biometrics, compliance & legal issues, software security, mobile security, and cloud computing security.
This program satisfies the dual needs of preparing graduates to (1) fill the need for information security and assurance professionals to work in a wide variety of capacities to protect the information systems of different types of organizations, and to support the nation’s information infrastructure and (2) conducting advanced research and in information security and assurance. Students develop core competencies in operating systems and networks. They focus on the technical aspects of information security, examining ways to provide secure information processing systems by utilizing operating systems security; distributed secure system architectures; database security; software applications security; security policies; applications security; network and distributed systems security; cryptography; and security protocols.
As a Cybersecurity graduate student at Saint Leo University, you will:
The curriculum for the MS Cybersecurity degree is aligned with the core curriculum for graduate information assurance degrees set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA). The curriculum is also designed to align with the knowledge units covered in many industry recognized professional certifications in information security, such as Security+, CISSP, SSCP, CSSLP, and CISM.
The MS Cybersecurity degree prepares its graduates for career-track jobs in the emerging cybersecurity, information assurance/security fields. Students will be educated in the technical aspects of cyber security systems, and will be prepared to assume responsibility for the management, operation and oversight of these systems. Graduates will be actively recruited by federal, state and local governments, private sector and academia.
The School of Education & Social Services' online M.S. in Instructional Design provides an advanced study in the systematic design of instruction.
The dynamic online program prepares you to design, develop, implement, and evaluate efficient and effective instructional experiences for a variety of settings, including corporate training, military, adult learning, and higher education.
Instructional design courses prepare graduates to:
Courses are guided by professional standards in the field, and focus on the development of specialized skills to develop curricula for the 21st century learner.
Achieve a deeper understanding and career advancement in criminal justice administration.
The School of Education & Social Services' graduate certificate program comprises similar coursework to the full B.A. program, while keeping the requisites precise and specialized. It is designed for individuals seeking an advanced graduate certificate or who hold an accredited master's degree in any discipline and seek 18 credit hours in the field of criminal justice to satisfy teaching requirements.
Online graduate certificate credit is good toward the M.S. in criminal justice degree.
Criminal justice management courses explore:
Prepare for career opportunities designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating efficient and effective instructional experiences for a variety of settings, including corporate training, military, adult learning, and higher education.
The School of Education and Social Sciences' online graduate certificate in instructional design is designed for the student seeking a certificate in lieu of a more in-depth master's degree. Courses from the certificate program can be applied as credits toward the M.S. Instructional Design program at Saint Leo University.
The curriculum is guided by professional standards in the field, and focuses on the development of specialized skills in the areas of instructional design, learning theory and relevant technology in order to be able to develop curricula for the 21st century learner.
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