University of Dallas Reinvigorates Catholic School Leadership Graduate Program

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Interdisciplinary Program Enriches Catholic School Leaders’ Faith and Administrative Skills

Catholic school educators in central Texas will soon have a new resource for deepening their knowledge of the Catholic tradition and gaining dynamic skills for leadership through the University of Dallas’ Master of Catholic School Leadership program re-opening this fall.

The graduate program, which is newly redesigned to respond to the current issues faced by Catholic school leaders, is a collaborative effort by the Department of Education in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts in conjunction with the Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry. The program aims to serve principals, presidents and administrators at the elementary, secondary and diocesan levels of Catholic education.

“The University of Dallas is uniquely prepared to respond to the particular challenges that face Catholic school leaders, who desire expertise in education, the administrative knowledge to navigate their school’s culture, finances and organization, and a thorough grounding in their Catholic identity,” said Neuhoff School of Ministry Dean Theodore J. Whapham.

Catholic School Leadership students complete seven education courses offered by the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts’ Education Department and five foundational ministry courses through the Neuhoff School of Ministry. Course topics include moral theology, school finance and church history, among others.

“Students will have the opportunity to draw on the Education Department and the Neuhoff School of Ministry’s decades of experience with all areas of Catholic education,” said Janette Boazman, associate professor of education.

The Master of Catholic School Leadership program consists of 37 credit hours, with courses offered online or on campus, with evening times. Students will also participate in an internship in a Catholic school under the supervision of a field-based mentor. Scholarships are available.

For more information about the Master of Catholic School Leadership program, visit www.udallas.edu/mcsl.

About the Neuhoff School of Ministry

The University of Dallas Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry fosters personal growth, professional ministry and transformative service to the Catholic church, the broader Christian community and the world. Undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses taught by nationally recognized faculty are conveniently offered online, onsite and in satellite locations. Its online graduate theology programs were recently named the nation’s best by TheBestSchools.org. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu/ministry.

About the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts

The University of Dallas Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts is committed to the renewal of the Western heritage of liberal arts and the Christian intellectual tradition. Through master’s programs in American studies, art, classics, classical education, English, humanities, leadership, philosophy, politics, psychology and theology, students receive an academically rigorous education for virtuous leadership. At the doctoral level, the Institute of Philosophic Studies offers degrees in literature, philosophy and politics, rooted in a Great Books Core curriculum. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu/braniff.

About the University

The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional faculty, a commitment to shaping principled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.

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