Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catholic School Administration, M.A. - Not Admitting At This Time

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Contact Information

Program Director: Lauren R. Casella

Academic Advisor: Danielle West


This unique and successful educational program, offered by LMU’s Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (EDLA), provides professional development that is specific to the Catholic school administration context. The two-and-a half year, 31-unit program Master’s Degree in Catholic School Administration is designed to address four major themes in Catholic school administration; mission-focused leadership; faith and spiritual leadership; operational management; and instructional leadership. The integration of faith and professional practice is made relevant through practical experiences that prepare candidates to grow as Catholic school leaders through project based learning strategies. Candidates learn that assessment, accountability, and transparency can serve well the mission, vision, and learning outcomes of every Catholic school.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Apply foundational information on Catholic schools to current trends, policy issues, and educational practices through regular reflective experiences
  • Enhance leadership skills in working collaboratively through activities designed to foster a professional learning community of faith
  • Lead the faculty, students, and parents in a professional learning community of faith formed in the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church and dedicated to social justice

Program Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed the 10 semester hours of the Certificate in Catholic School Administration as a prerequisite for admission to the Master’s degree in Catholic School Administration. The 10 semester hours of the Catholic School Leadership Certificate program will be applied toward the 31 semester hours required for completion of the Master’s degree in Catholic School Administration.
  • Application form

Degree Requirements

Required Coursework

Additional Degree Requirements

  • Capstone Culminating Oral Presentation

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