Catholic Educational Leadership Advanced Studies Certificate
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Catholic Educational Leadership is specifically designed for Catholic school leaders who already have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Those whose degree is in educational administration from a secular university would gain a distinctly Catholic perspective. Those whose bachelor’s degree is in a subject area other than educational administration would receive preparation in essential areas of educational administration within a Catholic school context.
Areas of Study
- Chief Executive for Current and Aspiring Catholic School Presidents
Students pursuing the focus for the role as a Chief Executive pursue an additional 3-units of coursework and participate in a spiritual formation program and two weekend retreats rooted in Ignatian Spirituality. The program is cohort-based and takes one year to complete. Courses are offered in a hybrid format with in-person learning experiences completed over two summer sessions and online courses over the academic year. The spring semester will include a site based capstone project.
- Educational Administration for Current and Aspiring Principals, Vice Principals and Department Chairs in Catholic Schools
Students pursuing the focus for the role as an educational administrator in a Catholic school complete 15 units of coursework. The program is scheduled as part of the regular semester of classes during the academic year.