The Master of Arts in Catholic Education Leadership prepares students for effective leadership in Catholic education.
The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates to be administrators in elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits.
To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).
“I chose USF because it offers an opportunity to learn about teaching the whole child. My life as an educator is dedicated to creating transformative learning environments, and I believe in the power of moon-shot thinking. In my own classroom, I tailor instructional time to create opportunities for my students to choose to be passionately bothered and impelled to action.” - Kellie Mullin, MA Catholic Educational Leadership Student
The Catholic Educational Leadership Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will become integrated leaders of Catholic education, which includes religious, spiritual, and moral competencies
- Students will become academically and professionally competent leaders in Catholic Education
- Students will engage in a lifelong learning process and are the catalysts for lifelong learning in Catholic education
- Students will foster in their schools the four aims of Catholic Education, namely, message, community, worship, and service
- Students will seek to develop the essential personal skills of Catholic educational leadership as modeled by Jesus Christ
The Catholic Educational Leadership Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the vision, mission and values of Catholic education with the ability to communicate them to the various stakeholders of their schools
- Students will demonstrate competency in coursework assignments and apply research skills to Catholic education and the field of education in general
- Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills required within contemporary models of learning, which are characterized by transformative, reflective, and engaging modes of learning and higher order thinking
- Students will apply Gospel values with their school communities, demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the promotion of social justice, and will integrate cura personalis (care for the person) in their relationships with their stakeholders
Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students.
In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday. Please consult your intended program of study for more information.
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Last updated April 13, 2016