Program of Study and Certificates

The Master of Arts in Catholic School Leadership is a 36-hour, non-thesis program. Students must successfully complete courses designed to develop general administrative knowledge and skill in the following areas: spiritual leadership, administrative theory and practice, curriculum theory, instructional supervision, school law, business management, special and compensatory education, and courses designed to develop areas of competency for the position of principal or central administrator.

State of Texas Principal Certificate. After earning an M.A. in Catholic School Leadership, a student may pursue the State of Texas Principal Certificate by earning 9 additional hours of graduate credit and successfully meeting all certification requirements. For programs approved by the State of Texas, the University is authorized to recommend qualified candidates for Principal Certification.

Certificate of Studies for Catholic School Teachers. A Catholic School Certificate of Studies is available to prepare teachers for their unique role in Catholic Schools.

Certificate of Studies for Catholic School Administrators. A  program for deans, department chairpersons, principals, and superintendents for Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)’s Administrator Certificate.

For more information on the Catholic School Leadership Program, please see the Graduate Catalog.