CCS-028 Catholic School Governance and Issues in Catholic Education Outline

Catholic School Governance and Issues in Catholic Education - How would a Catholic board govern and serve as a Catholic institution? What issues does a Catholic board encounter that would not be found in other districts? Issues could include the questions of shared facilities, gender issues, social justice issues, aboriginal education, and Catholic curriculum.


  • Week 1: What does Good Governance Look Like?
  • Week 2: Servant Leadership
  • Week 3: Governance and Leadership in Catholic Education
  • Week 4: Typical Governance Issues and Suggestions to Resolve
  • Week 5: Role of Canon Law and the Bishop in Catholic Education
  • Week 6: Legal Issues and Catholic Education
  • Week 7: Separate Schools Formations
  • Week 8: Sexuality and Catholic Education
  • Week 9: Taxation and Financial Issues for Catholic Boards
  • Week 10: How Catholic is Catholic?


Ted Paszek


Mulligan, James. Catholic Education: Ensuring a Future. Novalis, 2005.


Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Catholic Standards for Excellence.
The Holy Bible.


Catholic School Governance and Issues in Catholic Education consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.


  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.