SW Course List

Session I: Monday, June 16 through Thursday, July 3, 2014

600 level courses are Master's; 700 level courses are Doctoral

CEL 641/741-01
Private School Law (3 credits)

Online June 16th- July 23 with in-class hours to be announced for June 28 & 29.
Required for Catholic Educational Leadership; M.A. & Ed.D.
Sarah Wannemuehler
This course will provide an analysis of legal issues applicable to private and Catholic schools as contrasted with the legal framework of public schools.

CEL 644/744-01
Curriculum & Instruction Leadership (3 credits)

M-F 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Jason Hanks
Models, research, and practical applications of design and evaluation of curriculum and instruction.  Development of a curriculum model for a particular private school.

CEL 650/750-01
Leadership & Educational Administration (3 credits)

M-F 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
James Everitt
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.

CEL 656/756-01
Applications in Private School Law (2 credits)

Individual Instruction
Sarah Wannemuehler
This course provides individual mentorship in a chosen project about law. For example, students may prepare or revise a handbook for faculty, boards, students, parents or athletic programs.

CEL 690-01
M.A. Culminating Project (3 credits)

M/W 4:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Nancy Barrett
This course will help direct the student in a project to stimulate the integration of knowledge and skills gained from the M.A. program, which is submitted as a formal report in partial fulfillment of the master's degree.

CEL 697/797
Directed Study (1-3 credits)

Individual Instruction
This course is designed in cooperation with a full-time faculty member as an independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

CEL 700-01
Introduction to Doctoral Research: Catholic Education (3 credits)

Individual Instruction
Doreen Jones
This mentorship engages the student and faculty member in research of a topic of interest to the student, and stimulates student exploration of topic selection for doctoral research. It is required of all CEL doctoral students, and should be taken early in doctoral studies.

CEL 798-04
Advanced Catholic Education Research (3 credits)

M-F 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Doreen Jones
This course will address and advance the theory and praxis of three essential components of doctoral research in Catholic education:

  • Review of the literature of Church documents and the writing of experts in he field concerning the current issues and trends affecting Catholic education
  • Selection of the appropriate methodology for examining a dissertation topic within the context of Catholic education
  • Proper identification of the conceptual framework or theoretical rationale that underpins doctoral investigations

Workshop: June 16-20

CEL 698/798-01
Jesuit Education 1548-2025 (1 credit)

M-F 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ralph Metts, S.J.
What are the roots of Jesuit pedagogy?

  • The course will focus on Jesuit educational pedagogy from its inception in 1548 at the College of Messina and the creation of the Ratio Studiorum of 1599. What happened to Jesuit education and pedagogy after the restoration of the Society of Jesus in 1814?
  • The course will briefly examine Jesuit education in the 19th century after the restoration of the Society. What do current documents reveal about Jesuit pedagogy?
  • The course will explore recent Jesuit educational and pedagogy documents and explore their relationship to current educational theories. What are the future challenges for Jesuit education?
  • The course will conclude with a look at current and future challenges for Jesuit education as it enters the 21st century.

Session II: Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 25, 2014

600 level courses are Master's; 700 level courses are Doctoral

CEL 640/740-01
History and Principles of Catholic Education (3 credits)

M-F 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ralph Metts, SJ
Analysis and discussion of historical, philosophical, theological, and sociological issues in American Catholic education.

CEL 642/742-01
Moral Development (3 credits)

M-F 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Doreen Jones
This course will examine major theories, materials and methods related to moral development in the framework of developmental psychology as it applies to Catholic educational leadership.

CEL 651/751-01
Business and Finance for Catholic Schools (3 credits)

M-F 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Enrico Hernandez
This course will study business management, school plant management, budgeting, accounting, fiscal planning, and fund-raising tasks facing Catholic school administrators.

CEL 652/752-01
Applications in Finance for Catholic Schools (2 credits)

Individual Instruction
Enrico Hernandez
This course is designed to mentor students in specific school management projects. Students should bring a specific project for individualized study, e.g., designing a five-year plan, developing case statements, public relations, etc.

Workshop: July 7-11

CEL 698/798-03
Teaching with the Brain in Mind (1 credit)

M-F 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Robert Bimonte, FSC
Brother Robert Bimonte, FSC is President of the National Catholic Educational Association.

Each and every day researchers learn more and more about the human brain.  Many of these discoveries have important implications for the way we run our schools and conduct our classrooms.  One fact that has clearly emerged is that certain factors truly enhance the learning process, while others actually inhibit or work against it.

Using an interactive and term-based approach, this course will help students discover brain-compatible strategies to help them create a positive school climate and improve the delivery of instruction.

Grading will be based on presenting a lesson incorporating brain-compatible strategies to the class by student teams and on daily individual reflection papers.


Workshop: July 14-18

CEL 698/798-02
Internet Bullying (1 credit)

M-F 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Joy Lopez/Diana Murray

Cyber safety: Educating, empowering and equipping schools for the digital age.  Join the quest for moral consistency in cyberspace.


  • Explore teen practices that endanger themselves and your school.
  • Discuss and create policies and procedures that protect your school community and that are consistent with Catholic teaching about dignity and respect for the human person.