Summer West 2018

Graduate programs and professional development for educators in Catholic schools.

We should be influencing those who will influence others."

St. Ignatius Loyola

Summer West is a program of profound influence. For over thirty years, it's been shaping Catholic educational practice, discussion, and research, both nationally and internationally. We're priveleged to invite you to become part of it. You'll be furthering the vision of St. Ignatius Loyola, an educator who valued critical thinking and social responsibility.

Summer West is flexible. You can take it as a graduate program, or for CEU Credits. Scholarships are also available.

Catholic Educational Leadership and Administration

Dr. Jane Bleasdale
June 11 – 15 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Examination of significant theories and research in the management of educational organizations, leadership, planning, change, administrative styles, decision-making, and informal organization, particularly within the Catholic school community. Focus on mission-driven decision making.

Catholic Theology After Vatican II

Dr. Erin Brigham
June 18 – 22 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

This course provides an introduction to the major themes of Vatican II to better understand the context of modern Catholicism and contemporary theology. Examining diverse expressions of Catholic theology, students will consider how one’s lived experience and identity informs their spirituality and approach to Catholic education.

Curriculum And Instruction Leadership In Catholic Schools

Dr. Ursula Aldana
June 25 – 29 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
This course presents curriculum and instruction from a leadership perspective within the contemporary context of the Catholic schools. It integrates models, research, and practical applications of design and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. Development of a curriculum model for a particular school will be required as a final project.


The cost of each 5 day workshop is $275.00 (which includes breakfast).

Students who do not wish to receive graduate credit, but wish to attend, can register as a workshop participant.

Accommodation is available on USF's campus campus (Saturday – Friday each week). The costs is $480 for a single apartment, $375.00 for a shared apartment.
To reserve accommodation please contact our program assistant, Yunni Gutierrez, at ygutierrez6@usfca.edu.

Students must purchase their own textbooks, once registered they will be informed of what is required.

For further information on the school in general, please contact schoolofeducation@usfca.edu, or (415) 422-5467.