Learn more about Merrimack College’s Certificate in Catholic School Leadership curriculum.

Degree Requirements

The CSL graduate certificate includes three four-credit courses for a total of 12 credits.  The courses are conducted via eight-week online modules.

EDU 6305 Fundamentals of a Faith-based Education - 4 credits

This course examines critical components of Catholic-based education. Using documents from Vatican Council II and Post-Conciliar works, emphasis is placed on the importance of school leaders to promote faith-formation by operationalizing the charism and mission of their faith-based school, and to employ methodologies to market it.

EDU 6308 Educational Leadership and Managerial Strategies - 4 credits

This course is designed to provide school administrators with leadership and managerial skills to strategically create high performing teams and organizations within their school, and to employ social media for ongoing professional development.

EDU 6307 Financial Leadership - 4 credits

This course provides insights into school budgeting and its interconnectedness to student enrollment, tuition, income, scholarships, capital improvements, strategic planning, fundraising, and working with boards. Its methodology is applicable for all schools from pre-K through college.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the courses will be offered in the following terms.  Please note that the enrollment and offerings may change based on enrollment.

When Offered
EDU 6305Fall I and Spring II
EDU 6308Fall II and Summer I
EDU 6307Spring I

Courses You’ll Take

Catholic School Leadership Curriculum

Catholic School Leadership Requirements

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