Catholic Educator M.Ed.
The Loyola University Catholic Educator cohort offers Catholic school educators two unique opportunities to earn an M.Ed.
- The M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership with a Curriculum focus along with K-12 administrative certification (Type 75) is a program designed to prepare teachers for leadership in Catholic schools. A benefit of the program is students have an option of taking one summer course in Rome.
- The M.Ed. in Reading with a Reading Specialist certificate is a program designed to allow teachers to become experts in the teaching of reading as well as instructional leaders in their Catholic schools.
CATHOLIC EDUCATOR COHORTS*
Students who in enroll in the Catholic Educator cohort program will receive the multiple benefits of participating in a cohort program at Loyola. All of the courses in the program will be taught by highly qualified professors. Students in this cohort program will attend classes together and will therefore benefit from discussing their unique educational and professional experiences in Catholic schools. It is our experience from past cohorts that cohort members form lasting professional bonds that can be utilized throughout their careers. Ideal applicants include those who are interested in assuming leadership positions in Catholic schools.
*A cohort is a group of students who attend together all of the required courses leading to a degree. Students benefit from networking and bonding with one another during the course of their program. Once a cohort is formed, the students remain together for the duration of their degree program. New students are not admitted to a cohort after it begins, but they may join newly forming cohorts. The Catholic Educator cohort typically starts every other year.
spring 2013 reading cohort
Please contact Michelle Lia, Ed.D, for more information about this program at 312-915-6925 or email@example.com.
SPRING 2013 instructional leadership cohort
This program is currently being redesigned. For more information, please contact Michelle Lia, Ed.D, at 312-915-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loyola Scholarship: Loyola University Chicago supports the development of leaders for Catholic Schools by offering a 1/3 tuition scholarship to Catholic educators admitted into this cohort.
Chicago Archdiocese Scholarship: Through a special partnership with Loyola, the Archdiocese of Chicago offers an additional 1/3 tuition scholarship for Catholic educators who are currently employed in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Chicago. These educators also commit to continue in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese for three years and to seek leadership positions as appropriate.
Additonal Scholarships: In some cases, there is the possibility of a 1/3 tuition scholarship funded by additional sources.
All applicants must have the following:
valid teacher’s certificate
at least two years of teaching experience
currently be employed in a Catholic school
a signed agreement with the Archdiocese of Catholic Schools documenting a commitment to remain as an educator/leader in Catholic schools for at least three years after graduation (this document will be provided by the Archdiocese upon acceptance into the program)
Application Requirements include the following:
In addition to the requirements listed on the Application Process page under M.Ed. Instructional Leadership or M.Ed Reading, one letter of recommendation should be from the applicant's current principal.
Applications are accepted after recruitment begins.
For more information please e-mail Dr. Michelle Lia at email@example.com or call 312-915-6925.