Catholic Education Leadership Graduate Certificate

The Catholic Educational Leadership Certificate is a 12-credit (four courses) graduate program that prepares leaders to meet the critical needs and challenges facing 21st century Catholic K-12 education in our local communities. Grounded in the nearly 500-year tradition of Jesuit education, this certificate offers the insights of Ignatian leadership which is imaginative, practical, flexible, and visionary. This program teaches participants the most current information on holistic fiduciary care of school communities, education law, finance, and the development and implementation of transformational leadership.

Students pursuing this certificate at the post-baccalaureate could apply the 12 credits toward the 30-credi M.S. in Educational Leadership & Administration. Students pursuing this certificate at the post-master’s level could apply these credits toward our 60-credit Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL).  

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Advance to the highest positions of leadership within Catholic schools and diocesan offices of Catholic education.
  • Contribute to the extraordinary leadership needs of the rapidly changing landscape of Catholic education today.
  • Advance Catholic education.
EDL 665Transformational Leadership3
EDL 670Human Resources & Prof Growth3
EDL 680School Law, Policy, and Ethics3
EDL 690Equitable Fiscal Allocation3
Total Hours12