Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Catholic schools are responding to the call to open their doors to students with disabilities in increasing numbers yet are in need of supports and guidance in order to effectively build more inclusive environments. This certificate program aims to build both the knowledge and experiential base of Catholic school principals and teacher leaders to develop school-wide systems, structures and practices to support all learners.  For many Catholic school leaders, professional preparation in the areas of exceptionality, special education law and procedure, and interventions/accommodations has been limited.  In order to increase the knowledge base in these areas, the Certificate in Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools has been created. This program will be offered online through a cohort mode.


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.


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.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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