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Catholic Educational Leadership

University of San Francisco

24 months
1380 USD/credit 20700 USD/year
1380 USD/credit 20700 USD/year
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The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership at University of San Francisco prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions.

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The Catholic Educational Leadership program offered by University of San Francisco helps students to communicate the vision, mission, and values of Catholic education to the various stakeholders of their schools

Graduates with Bachelor in Catholic Educational Leadership from University of San Francisco will be able to:

  • engage self and others in spiritual discernment and the process of reflection and personal faith development
  • develop and evaluate school wide improvement plans rooted in current research and best practices in Catholic education that reflect transformational leadership with a personal and professional commitment to liberation, equity and inclusion.
  • apply Gospel values with their school communities, demonstrate a knowledge of Catholic social teaching and the promotion of justice, and will integrate cura personalis (care for the person) in their relationships with stakeholders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Principles of Catholic Education
  • Private School Law
  • Moral Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools
  • Catholic Leadership and Educational Administration
  • Business and Finance for Catholic Schools
  • Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools 

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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General requirements

  • Evidence of three years minimum Catholic school teaching experience at the elementary, secondary, or collegiate level. In addition to the two School of Education form letters of recommendation, two letters testifying to commitment to ministry in Catholic education
  • Graduate
  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Transcript (Academic Record) from each university or college attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    20700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1380 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1380 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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