School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Master of Education in Catholic School Leadership
The MEd in Catholic School Leadership is intentionally designed to prepare candidates to meet the complex challenges of leading today’s Catholic schools. It is meant for candidates who are interested in becoming a mission-driven, faith-based instructional leader within the Catholic school context. Candidates will learn how to utilize mission and strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement and develop the skills to function as faith leaders of collaborative, capacity-building communities. The program places an emphasis on developing relationships, shared ideals, data driven action plans, and a strong Catholic culture – all factors that are critical for leaders in Catholic schools.
Mission is the life-blood of any Catholic organization, especially schools. An excellent Catholic school is guided by a clearly communicated mission that embraces a Catholic Identity rooted in Gospel values, centered on the Eucharist, and commited to faith formation, academice excellence and service. This program explores how mission must be central to leadership and how all activities must align with that mission. Candidates will explore transformation processes and outputs as they relate to the workings of educational leadership and school improvement. Candidates will also apply theoretical concepts and administrative strategies to their current work in schools.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999