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Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

Enhance your Catholic school leadership skills with graduate-level certification. 

Start this fall - apply by August 23

Designed to address the ever-growing demands for effective Catholic school leaders and administrators, Merrimack’s Catholic School Leadership (CSL) graduate certificate cultivates the leadership competencies required to succeed in today’s dynamic Catholic school landscape.

Led by expert faculty and reflecting Merrimack’s Catholic Augustinian tradition, this online certificate includes interactive, interdisciplinary coursework that focuses on the fundamentals of a faith-based education; technology, communication, and school improvement; and financial leadership. 

Convenient, accessible, and high-quality, the Certificate in Catholic School Leadership allows you to continue working while pursuing the advanced credentials needed to assume greater leadership responsibilities. Upon successful completion, you will be well prepared to promote, manage, and lead a Catholic school and its students.

Integrating faith with professional leadership

To answer the demands of a career as a religious school leader, your CSL certification will equip you to:

  • Develop and implement a technology-driven marketing plan
  • Create and manage budgets to enhance scholarships, capital improvements, and fiduciary planning
  • Operationalize your schools’ mission and historical charism
  • Be empowered by the Catholic Church to be a leader

Degree Requirements

The Certificate in Catholic School Leadership requires successful completion of three four-credit courses for a total of 12 credits. These eight-week online modules are taught in the sequence below:

  • Fundamentals of a Faith-based Education
  • Technology, Communication, and School Improvement
  • Financial Leadership 

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For more information on the Certificate in Catholic School Leadership, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at graduate@merrimack.edu or 978-837-3563.

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Applications for the fall term are due on 
August 23, 2019.

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