Informed by the Benedictine tradition and in accordance with the Magisterium, the Catholic Educators Concentration added to a Master of Education or Doctor of Education degree forms students with a solid Catholic pedagogy. 

Focused on the teachings of the Church, Catholic educators in this program will be formed in a way consistent with the Church’s foundational teachings. By completing this concentration, you will be prepared to fulfill you most important role as a teacher – informing leaders in the service of truth.

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Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
After acceptance to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

$82,420
Mean Annual Wage for Philosophy and Religion Postsecondary Teachers

Program Length

8 credits in addition to the MEd or EdD program

Formats

  • Online
  • Blended with courses online and at our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Tuition per Credit

$560

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Catholic educators
  • Public educators who want to move into Catholic school education
  • Any educator interested in Catholic teachings

Career Paths

  • Teacher
  • Educational Administrator
  • Educational Leader with the Church

What You’ll Learn

With our Catholic Educators Concentration, you will enrich your ethical decision making by the integration of the intellectual, spiritual, and physical aspects of life. The concentration provides the opportunity to further your knowledge and skills as you interact with students and help form them during integral years of their life. Examples of specific types of information you will discuss throughout your courses include:

  • How Catholic educators have adapted methodology and philosophy to educate the whole person in the face of a broad-based and diverse U.S. student population.
  • How Catholic principles can be applied today to address the moral and ethical issues faced by today’s Catholic educators.

Why Choose a Catholic Educators Concentration?

Faithful

The courses in the Catholic Educators Concentration focus on the teachings of the Church. Catholic educators in this concentration program will be formed in a way consistent with the Church’s foundational teaching.

Integrated

Courses are offered sequentially and end with the capstone course. This capstone provides each Catholic educator with sound theoretical understanding and practical application to their specific Catholic school environment. Educators will be prepared to incorporate the Church’s teachings in all areas of their classroom, not only during religion classes.

Flexible

Classes cross over with the University of Mary’s Master in Catholic Studies program, allowing students greater flexibility and opportunities to collaborate with other students. All concentration courses are available online, so students can complete the concentration from any location.

As the president of a Catholic school, I understand the challenges that face our teachers in their effort to provide an authentically Catholic education: Catholic in its culture, intellectual tradition, and educational practices. I am inspired by the work that has been done to meet these needs through the creation of the Catholic Studies Concentration. These newly designed courses will be a great benefit to anyone who desires to teach with the mind of the Church.

Jadyn Nelson

Program Details

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

  • Online
  • Blended with courses online and at our main campus in Bismarck, ND

For a list of courses for the Catholic Educators Concentration, please visit the catalog.

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  • Tuition: $540/credit
  • Technology fee: $43 per credit

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

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