Recognizing the need for Catholic school administrators to be prepared not only as curriculum, personnel, and financial leaders but also as leaders in the religious education ministry, Madonna University has joined with the Archdiocese of Detroit Office for Catholic Schools and Sacred Heart Major Seminary to offer a 33-semester hour graduate program leading to the masters degree (M.S) in Catholic School Leadership.
Following the guidelines for administrator certification, this inter-disciplinary program is designed for pursuit by part-time students with a full-time work commitment.
The underlying goal of this program is to prepare educational leaders who can:
- develop and deliver appropriate curricula sensitive to cultural and environmental differences and implement effective instructional delivery systems that make efficient use of time, staff, technologies, community resources, and budgets.
- create staff development programs and evaluation systems to enhance the effectiveness of school personnel in their service of Catholic education.
- manage school operations and facilities to maximize student learning.
- implement effective financial management strategies to maximize resources.
- utilize significant professional research in problem solving and planning.
Admission to the M.S. program in Catholic School Leadership is determined on the basis of the following criteria:
- Possession of a bachelor degree from a regionally-accredited institution, with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average of less than 3.0 will be reviewed for conditional admission.)
- Two letters of recommendation from current supervisor or professional persons.
- Valid Michigan teaching certificate, current or expired. Individuals without a valid teaching certificate will be reviewed on an individual basis.
- Prior or concurrent teaching experience.
- Admission interview with Program Director.
Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate credit, with departmental approval.
33 s.h. of course work, including:
- Required Educational Foundation Core (3 s.h.)
- Required Leadership and Supervision (8 s.h.)
- Required Program and Staff Development (7 s.h.)
- Required Catholic School Leadership (11 s.h.)
- Required Clinical Experience (4 s.h.)
- August 1 for overseas applicants, September 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Fall Semester)
- December 1 for overseas applicants (To start: Winter semester)
- April 1 for overseas applicants, May 1 for applicants transferring within the US (To start: Spring/Summer semester)
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