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Global Catholic Educational Leadership (GCEL) Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. Students are allowed no more than two grades of “C.” Upon receiving a third grade of “C,” students must retake the class in which the grade was received. Grades of “D” and “F” require that the course be retaken.

Course Requirements

Core Courses: 24 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 670HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION4
A&S 801LEADERSHIP: THEORY AND PRACTICE4
CS 704CURRICULUM DISCOURSES/PERSPECTIVES OVER TIME4
CS 751CURRICULUM FOR HUMAN AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT4
SCG 627GLOBAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION SEMINAR4
VCE 633DAISAKU IKEDA'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE - PEACE PROPOSALS4

Research Courses: 28 quarter hours required

The research courses are sequenced and must be taken in the following order:

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCG 775SEMINAR: FRAMEWORKS OF INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH I4
SCG 785SEMINAR: FRAMEWORKS OF INQUIRY IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH II4
SCG 735QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 745QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS I4
SCG 755QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
SCG 765QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS II4
A&S 705DISSERTATION SEMINAR4

Concentration Courses: 16 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 671SPIRITUAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS4
A&S 688SERVICE LEARNING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION4
or A&S 696 WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
A&S 873CURRENT TRENDS IN BUDGETING AND FINANCE4
BBE 699LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATING CULTURALLY DIVERSE LEARNERS4

Candidacy Course: Non-credit, non-tuition

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 706CANDIDACY PAPER0

Capstone and Dissertation Courses

Students may select either a capstone or dissertation to complete the degree.

Capstone Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 838SUPERVISED APPLIED CAPSTONE (EDD) PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT4
A&S 839INDEPENDENT APPLIED CAPSTONE (EDD): EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

OR

Dissertation Courses: 8 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 849SUPERVISED DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT4
A&S 859INDEPENDENT DISSERTATION RESEARCH: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP4

Superintendent Internship1: 4 quarter hours required

Course Title Quarter Hours
A&S 898SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP SEMINAR - THEORY INTO PRACTICE1
A&S 899SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP (TOPIC I; Fall quarter)1
A&S 899SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP (TOPIC II; Winter quarter)1
A&S 899SUPERINTENDENT INTERNSHIP (TOPIC III; Spring quarter)1

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This conc​entration also offers the option of earning two International Baccalaureate Educator Certifications, the IBEC in Leadership Practice and the IBEC in Leadership Research, delivered through lesson options in the existing courses.