Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools

This certificate program is a four-course program that leads to a certificate in Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools.  Typically, students will take one class per semester.


This program is open to Catholic school principals and teacher leaders.  Individuals are eligible to enroll with: 1) an Illinois Professional Educator License (with either teacher or principal endorsement) or the comparable credentials from another state, and 2) two years' leadership experience in a Catholic school. 


  • ELPS 411  Special Education and the Catholic School
  • CIEP 431  Three Tier Prevention: Advanced Primary Supports
  • CIEP 432  Three Tier Prevention: Secondary and Tertiary Supports
  • CIEP 401  The Exceptional Child

Continuous Enrollments
Students in endorsement only programs are required to maintain the status of continuous enrollment during their program of studies. This means that during each semester of each academic year (excluding Summer Sessions), each student must enroll in at least one course. A formal leave of absence may be granted upon request and the approval of the School of Education’s Associate Dean of Student Academic Services.

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