ESA514 Catholic Educational Leadership (8)


This subject aims to introduce leaders in Catholic schools to specifically Catholic understandings of leadership.  This gives depth to their own approach to educational leadership and provides a context for their leadership within the Catholic church and its various school systems, locally, nationally and internationally.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESA514
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to students in the Master of International Education (School Leadership).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Have a clear knowledge of the principles of Catholic leadership in education and their application globally and locally;
  • Comprehend and apply Catholic theology to the church’s world wide mission in education;
  • Effectively communicate a Catholic school philosophy to stakeholders;
  • Be able to correlate his or her own leadership with the Catholic vision of a world of justice and mercy;
  • Facilitate staff development to assure integrity on the delivery of Catholic curriculum;
  • Value the specific contribution of Catholic values to educational leadership; and
  • Have the capacity to reflect critically upon his or her own spiritual foundations as these apply to the leadership role


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The leadership of Jesus
  • The reign of God
  • The triune God
  • A Catholic Philosophy of Education
  • Catholic School Culture
  • Catholic curriculum
  • Catholic Educational Partnerships
  • Staff development in a Catholic School
  • Leadership, worship and prayer
  • Leadership and justice
  • Exemplars of Catholic school leadership
  • A spirituality of leadership
  • Critical issues for Catholic school leaders


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.