COURSE SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTIONS

Fall 2014

EDU 606  Strategic and Political Leadership in Catholic Schools (3 credits)

This course addresses the strategic and political dimensions of Catholic educational leadership.  Topics include strategic planning, governance, networks and coalitions, political advocacy, funding, public relations, and marketing.  This course stresses innovation, collaboration, and advocacy in positioning schools for the future. Course assignments emphasize practical application of theory and best practices.

Instructor:  Dr. Timothy J. Cook

Spring 2015

EDU 603 Educational and Managerial Leadership in Catholic Schools (3 Credits)

This course is designed to investigate educational leadership using the Catholic mission of the school as a focus and integrating principle.  Students will also explore pertinent managerial leadership topics such as site - based management, models of shared leadership, school finance and the stewardship of school resources, and legal issues as they apply to the Catholic school setting, including school safety.

Instructor:  Father Tom Simonds, S.J.

Fall 2015 (Tentative)

EDU 520  Foundations of Catholic Education (3 credits)

This course focuses on the history and philosophy of Catholic schools.  Students will study how Catholic schools have evolved over time as well as examine how their history might inform their future.  Church documents will serve as the primary sources for student engagement of Catholic school mission and philosophy.  Throughout the course students will apply theory to practice.

Instructor:  Dr. Timothy Cook

Spring 2016 (Tentative)

EDU 602 Faith Leadership in Catholic Schools (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to the teachings of the Catholic Church in these areas: creed, liturgy and Sacraments, Christian morality, Christian prayer and spirituality, Catholic social teaching, and Scripture. This course will help leaders apply Catholic Church teaching to contemporary Catholic school issues, build faith community, and foster faculty/staff formation for mission.

Instructor: Father Tom Simonds, S.J.

For more information,  contact Dr. Timothy Cook   tcook@creighton.edu


June 2014