Learning in the Cohort Model

On-campus Cohort: The CCSA program on-campus cohort follows an “executive format” meeting on selected Saturdays in each three-unit course. All of the CCSA courses of the on-campus cohort include an online component.

Courses Required in Sequence

You will complete these courses over 11 months of study:

  • EDLA 6420 August - An Invitation to Lead (1 unit) on-campus for all cohorts
  • EDLA 6430 Fall - Mission-Focused Leadership in Catholic Education (3 units)
  • EDLA 6431 Spring - Organizational Leadership in Catholic Education (3 units)
  • EDLA 6432 Summer Session 1 - Instructional Leadership in Catholic Education (3 units)


The Certificate in Catholic School Administration (CCSA) applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA, be currently employed by a Catholic school, be recommended by a current Catholic school leader, and show a demonstrated passion for leadership and innovative change.



Per Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v), all LMU School of Education credential/licensure programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as appropriate. The institution has not made a determination as to whether these credential, licensure, and professional preparation programs meet the requirements of states outside of California. If you are interested in practicing outside the state of California, it is recommended that you contact the respective licensing entity of that state to seek information or guidance regarding their licensure and credential requirements in advance to allow for appropriate planning.