This unique and successful educational program, offered by LMU's Center for Catholic Education (CCE) through the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (EDLA), provides professional development that is specific to the Catholic school administration context. The one-year (4 course/10 graduate level units) program is designed to address four major themes in Catholic school administration; mission-focused leadership; faith and spiritual leadership; operational management; and instructional leadership. The integration of faith and professional practice is made relevant through practical experiences that prepare students to grow as Catholic school leaders through project based learning strategies. Students learn that assessment, accountability, and transparency can serve well the mission, vision, and learning outcomes of every Catholic school. The courses of the CCSA program also serve as the first 10-units of the LMU MA in CSAD.