Catholic Education Leadership Visiting Students

Take a class with us for professional development, continuing education, or personal growth.

Download CEL Program Spring 2024 Courses Here

Visiting Student Requirements

  • Completed BA or MA at an accredited university (you will need to share your transcript).
  • Minimum of three years of experience in Catholic education or a related field .
  • USF visiting students are invited to apply through our online portal.
  • Application process requires students upload a transcript and resume.
  • Once admitted into the program, students will need to contact Dr. Jane Bleasdale ( to enroll in a specific class.

Tuition & Fees

Visiting students will be charged on a per-unit basis. All courses are 3 units and students will receive graduate credit from USF upon course completion. The total cost for 2023-2024 is $3825 for each class.

Visiting students are eligible for the following scholarships: 

  • Jesuit Network schools are eligible for the JSN leadership scholarship.
  • McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education Scholarship BIPOC educators and/or those who are educating predominantly BIPOC students in Catholic schools (limited number of full scholarships available).

Purchasing of required textbooks as well as accommodation costs are the responsibility of visiting students.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation is available on campus during the summer of 2024.

If you are interested in joining the Catholic Educational Leadership Program for a class this Summer 2024 or Spring 2024 semester, please contact our program director, Dr. Jane Bleasdale, at Once we have connected and discussed your interests we will submit a letter of support on your behalf.

Calling all Catholic Educators interested in systemic change and building culturally responsive schools join us for one of our Spring semester courses in 2024. 

CEL 650/750 Catholic Leadership & Educational Administration

Dr. Jane Bleasdale Hyflex course-out-of-region students can enroll in online

Examination of significant theories and research in the management of educational organizations, leadership, planning, change, administrative styles, decision-making, and informal organization, particularly within the Catholic Educational Community. This course combines liberatory practices of Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown with Catholic Social Teaching.

CEL 659/759 Culturally-Responsive Catholic Schools

Dr. Ursula Aldana Hyflex course-out-of-region students can enroll in online course

Catholic schools must embrace the strengths and address the diverse learning needs of an increasingly multicultural, multilingual student population. The course focuses on applying culturally responsive school leadership to Catholic Education, with a focus on the context of K-12 schools and higher education.  Students will explore the role of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Programs and mission schools serving economically marginalized students/families.