Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate

About the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate at Loyola

Catholic schools are increasingly responding to the call to open their doors to students with disabilities, yet Catholic school principals and teacher leaders like you are in need of training and guidance on inclusive education.

With the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate at Loyola University Chicago, you will have the knowledge and experiential base you need to develop the school-wide systems, structures, and practices that create an inclusive education for all types of learners, including students with disabilities, at your Catholic school.

Program Structure

The Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate can only be pursued part time. Classes are offered online through a cohort model.

Why Choose Loyola for the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate?

Courses focused exclusively on Catholic schools

Learn how to build a multi-tiered support system for students with disabilities through courses designed specifically for training leaders and educators at Catholic schools.

Earn your certificate in just one year with online courses that let you balance your studies with your career in Catholic schools.

You will be guided by instructors who have had direct experience in schools for students with disabilities or in clinical placement settings with learners with special needs.

You will benefit from collaborative learning experiences in a close-knit cohort of Catholic school leaders and educators who share your passion for an inclusive education.

You will learn how to better assist underserved learners, including students with disabilities, so they can overcome academic and behavioral barriers to success.

Delivered through Chicago's largest urban research university, the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate is backed by 100 years of educating adult learners.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Education faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate program.


Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate totals $9225.00, or 9 credit hours at a cost of $1,025.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

School of Education Financial Aid & Scholarships

Visit the School of Education Scholarships page for detailed information about eligible scholarships.

More information about financial aid opportunities can be found on the Financial Aid Office website.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Priority: February 15
Final: August 1

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 1 Letter of Recommendation

  • 2.7 Minimum GPA

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose Details

Your statement should be 1 page and describe your objectives in this program as well as how the program relates to your discipline or career.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to gradapp@luc.edu.

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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Applying online to the Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools Certificate program is a swift, uncomplicated, and cost-free process. After submission, you can proceed to send and upload any additional requirements.

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