The Master in Catholic School Leadership (M.A.) at St. Mary’s University combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in Catholic education. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided. The Catholic track also provides a special series of studies for preparing teachers for their role in Catholic schools. The Catholic School Leadership Program meets the state of Texas standards.
Career opportunities. Graduates are prepared for administrative positions within a Catholic School system, such as dean of studies, dean of students, department chair, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent, consistent with their preferences and experience.
Program Specific Admission Requirements
Generally, admission is granted only to those with high promise for success in graduate study. Potential may be demonstrated by experience in increasingly responsible positions, previous schooling, GPA, bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and acceptable test scores on the GRE. Generally, students must provide acceptable test scores at the time of enrollment. If students are otherwise highly qualified, they may take the GRE during their first semester of enrollment with further enrollment contingent upon test results.