Program Outcomes

The CSL certificate program outcomes come from the Catholic School Leadership Framework that a task force developed in 2007. The task force was comprised of representatives from the Education Department at Creighton and representatives from the Catholic Schools Office and Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha.  An effective Catholic school leader demonstrates capability in each of the six specialized standards listed below.

Faith Leadership

  1. Articulates and models active faith and morals.
  2. Leads the community in worship and prayer.
  3. Builds school faith community.
  4. Generates a positive Catholic culture and environment in the school.
  5. Facilitates the systematic mission formation of school personnel.

2.  Mission Leadership

Catholic Church Teachings

  1. Knows the fundamentals of Catholicism.
  2. Conversant with Catholic teaching, especially in relation to current moral/ethical issues.

History and Philosophy of Catholic Education

  1. Knows the evolutionary story of Catholic schools locally, nationally, and worldwide.
  2. Understands the distinctive mission and philosophy of contemporary Catholic schools as promulgated by Church documents and scholars.
  3. Communicates the Catholic identity and mission of the school verbally and in writing at every opportunity.

The Catholic School Leadership (CSL) Certificate is a 12-credit graduate program designed for current and aspiring Catholic school leaders working in Catholic schools who may already have a master's degree and/or do not have teaching or leadership experience in Catholic schools.

EDL 605Foundations of Catholic Education3
EDL 622School Law3
EDL 626Strategic Resourcing3
EDL 627Strategic and Political Leadership in Catholic Schools3
Total Credits12