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Offered by one of the nation’s most highly respected Catholic colleges, this online graduate certificate is designed for experienced teachers and junior school administrators. Program benefits include:
You’ll acquire the knowledge and skills to oversee day-to-day operations, formulate long-range strategic plans, and provide Catholic school leadership that meets the needs of today’s students and families.
Merrimack’s graduate certificate in Catholic school leadership is led by widely recognized Catholic educators who teach from first-hand experience. You’ll get close one-on-one guidance from exceptional Catholic school administrators such as Stephen Curry and pre-eminent scholars such as Joseph Kelley, one of the nation’s leading experts on Augustinian thought.
The Catholic school graduate certificate draws upon Merrimack’s own tradition of rigorous academics steeped in faith and spirituality. You’ll join a dynamic community of educators who serve the same mission, confront the same challenges and pursue the same goals as primary and secondary Catholic school leaders.
Merrimack’s user-friendly online learning platform promotes lively dialogue and collaboration between students and faculty. You’ll build strong relationships with fellow Catholic school administrators and educators, belonging to a network of supportive peers who exchange ideas and learn from each other.
The online Catholic school leadership program is specifically designed for working professionals. You can complete coursework on a flexible schedule that won’t interfere with your job responsibilities.
Among its many goals, the Catholic school leadership graduate program aims to help educators develop strategies for sustaining high-quality Catholic education. Like all school administrators, Catholic school leaders are constantly challenged to adapt to changing technologies, demographics and cultural trends.
The graduate certificate offers pragmatic solutions to the everyday demands of operating a Catholic school, along with a long-range planning framework to help you identify strengths, address challenges and put your school on a growth trajectory.
As you complete Merrimack’s graduate certificate in Catholic school leadership, you’ll sharpen your ability to:
One of the few U.S. graduate programs that’s focused on Catholic school administration, this online certificate caters to mature professionals with busy schedules and heavy work responsibilities. Whether you’re already a school administrator or aspire to become one, Merrimack’s Catholic school leadership program equips you to take the next step forward in your career.
The graduate certificate consists of three online courses, each lasting eight weeks. Major course themes include:
You can earn the Catholic school leadership certificate in a single academic year, working full-time while you complete the program. Because courses run concurrently with the Catholic school calendar, you’ll have the ability to apply class material in the workplace and refine your understanding as you go.