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Master of Arts in Faith and Culture
Objective:
The Master of Arts in Faith and Culture (MAFC) graduate program is designed to form people in the professions, community leaders and church personnel capable of assisting others in the integration of personal and communal faith and the American way of life, as faithful citizens.

Target applicants:
The MAFC degree provides working professionals, educators and ministers with an intellectual and practical formation program that responds to the demands of living in today’s cultural context as a people of faith.

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Graduation requirements:
The MAFC requires completion of 36 graduate credit hours in the program, consisting of an 18-hour core course component, a 6-hour core electives component, a 9-hour area of concentration, and a 3-hour service-learning and leadership practicum (field experience).  In place of the area of concentration, 9 hours may be taken from among the core electives. The service-learning and leadership practicum is intended to provide practical objectives and educational methods for forming faithful citizens in parochial, diocesan or other community settings.
Joint Initiatives in Catholic Education
School of Education and the Center for Faith and Culture
  1. Master of Arts in Catholic Education (MACE)
  2. Master of Arts in Catholic Educational Leadership (MACEL)

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Master of Arts in Catholic Education
Objective

The MACE degree program provides advanced preparation for teaching in Catholic Schools with a focus on the special role Catholic teachers have for both academic content and spiritual development of their students.  The program places distinct emphasis on the integration of faith and the American way of life in order to form educators who understand and approach their work as participative in the building up and transformation of society through the education and formation of their students.

Target Applicants
New and experienced Catholic school teachers who would like advanced preparation, and for public school teachers beginning a career in Catholic Education.

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MA in Catholic Education Leadership
Objective

The MACEL degree program provides advanced training and formation on the special role Catholic school administrators have for leading both the academic and spiritual development of their faculty, staff and students.  The program places distinct emphasis on the integration of faith and the American way of life in order to form leaders in Catholic education who understand and approach their role as ad-ministers of educational communities of faith centered on the person and mission of Christ.

Target Applicants
New and experienced Catholic school leaders and/or administrators who would like advanced preparation, and for public school administrators beginning a career in Catholic Education.

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Center for Faith and Culture Degrees and Programs
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The mission of the Center for Faith and Culture is to understand and impact the relationship between the worldview of Catholic faith and the American way of life. Learn more about our Masters program and Certificate program or attend an open house and come meet us.
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