Catholic Educator Ed.D.
Loyola University School of Education Catholic Educator (CE) doctoral cohort offers Catholic school educators a unique opportunity to earn the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on improving Catholic schools with creative, innovative leadership.
Catholic Educator Doctoral Cohort*
Students who enroll in the Ed.D. CE 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.
CE cohort candidates will have the opportunity to engage in team-based research focused on improving Catholic schools.
The Catholic Educator Ed.D. cohort group will complete all the requirements for the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with the following modifications:
The two CIEP 500 level seminar courses will be designed to address issues related specifically to faith-based schools.
The four focus area elective courses will be selected to enhance the focus on Catholic education.
The dissertation will be replaced by a capstone project, which will consist of extensive, team-based research on an identified problem/defined issue in PreK-12 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese.
* 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.
Loyola Scholarship: Loyola University Chicago supports the development of leaders for Catholic Schools by offering a 1/3 tuition scholarship for coursework. This does not include the team-based capstone research project, which has a per semester fee.
Chicago Archdioceses Scholarship: Through a special partnership with Loyola, the Archdiocese of Chicago offers an additional 1/3 tuition scholarship for coursework for Catholic educators who are currently employed in a Chicago Archdiocesan elementary or secondary school. These educators also commit to continue in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese for three years after graduation.
Degree Program Eligibility
All applicants must have a master's degree, at least two years of teaching experience, and currently be employed in a Catholic elementary or secondary school. In addition, the successful candidate will be an advocate of Catholic education with a commitment to remain as an educator/leader in Catholic schools.
Application Requirements include the following:
In addition to the requirements listed on the Application Process page - Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction,
one letter of recommendation should be from the applicant's current superintendent, associate superintendent or assistant superintendent
the statement of purpose should also address your commitment to Catholic education
Fall 2010 Cohort is closed. Future cohort date to be determined.
For more information please e-mail Michelle Lia, Ed.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-915-6925.