Summer West

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.

JUNE 11 - 15 (8 A.M. - 5 P.M.)

Catholic Educational Leadership and Administration - Dr. Jane Bleasdale

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.

JUNE 18 - 22 (8 AM - 5 P.M.)

Catholic Theology After Vatican II - Dr. Erin Brigham
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.

JUNE 25 - 29 (8 A.M. - 5 P.M.)

Curriculum And Instruction Leadership In Catholic Schools – Dr. Ursula Aldana 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.

For more information on the MA program, please visit our Catholic Educational Leadership MA page.

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