The Catholic University of America

Master of Arts in Catholic Educational Leadership

Offered in conjunction with the Department of Education

 

The School of Theology and Religious Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Education in the School of Arts and Sciences, offers a program in Catholic education leadership leading toward the M.A. degree. This program requires 36 semester hours and is intended for administrators, principals, directors of religious education, and others whose primary work is curriculum planning and educational administration in Catholic schools and catechetical programs.

Admission

A student may apply for admission to either the Department of Education in the School of Arts and Sciences or to the School of Theology and Religious Studies. Prerequisites include a minimum of 12 semester hours of undergraduate work in education and 12 semester hours of formal course work in religious studies, a 3.5 grade point average in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work, and acceptable scores for the Graduate Record Examination or the Millers Analogy Test.

Degree Requirements

The program requires 36 semester hours including a practicum, research papers, and the following courses:

  • EDUC 701 Philosophic Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 720 Emerging Leadership Theory (3 credits)
  • EDUC 765 Principles of Curriculum (3 credits)
  • TRS 715 A Teaching and Learning: Focus on Catechetics (3 credits)
  • TRS 562 The Creeds in Theology and Christian Life (3 credits)
  • TRS 743 A Liturgical Catechesis (3 credits)

Grade Point Average

Candidates for the degree must maintain at least a B (3.0) average and pass comprehensive examinations upon completion of course work.