Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Doctoral Certificate

Saint Joseph University’s (SJU) Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (LOE) is housed in the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL). The LOE program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is aligned with the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards (see Appendix A). 

There are two options for obtaining the LOE through IDEPEL:

  • Option 1: Required three courses and fieldwork hours are embedded into the Ed.D. curriculum and degree program
  • Option 2: Stand-alone three-course (9 credits) certification, with or without the option to count toward the Ed.D. degree; prospective students apply for the stand-alone LOE option through the Graduate Admissions application process
EDL 845Historical, Political, & Legal Contexts of Leadership: K-123
EDL 850Learning Design&Env: K-123
EDL 860Strat Plan,Eval,Fiscal Resour3
360 hours of supervised fieldwork evenly dispersed across the three semesters of one calendar year (i.e., 120 hours in Spring, 120 hours in Summer, 120 hours in Fall).
Total Hours9