The Master of Arts in Catholic School Administration, 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-one-half year, cohort-modeled 31-unit program can build upon LMU's 10-unit Certificate in Catholic School Administration or stand alone. The academic program is developed to address in more depth the 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 pragmatic experiences which prepare the masters candidates to grow as impactful spiritual leaders as well as effective instructional leaders of their schools. Through collaborative coursework and project-based learning strategies, cohort members learn that assessment, accountability, and transparency can serve well the mission, vision, and learning outcomes of every Catholic school.
This program is currently being redesigned to better serve the leaders of Catholic education.