Catherine Beck, Ed.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Catherine Beck is an accomplished education administrator and published author with 23 years of experience as principal in a dual language elementary.
Dr. Beck has led the dual language school to successfully implement professional development in second language acquisition instruction. She has also overseen learning initiatives in high schools to maximize students passing accelerated or advanced level tests to gain admission into various college programs. She taught GED and ESL classes to adult learners at Colorado Mountain College and currently teaches online at Concordia University Online Doctoral Program.
Throughout her various assignments, Dr. Beck is proud that she has successfully improved student placement and college test scores, as well as leadership and learning skills. She enjoys teaching future educational leaders who want to improve outcomes for their students.
Doctorate in Instructional Leadership
Master's in Educational Administration
University of Phoenix
Bachelor's in Elementary Education
University of North Alabama
- Second language acquisition
- Adult education
- Online learning
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education
The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Florida Licensure Master of Education
The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.
M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education
The Master of Education in Health and Wellness degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Texas M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program instructs aspiring school administrators in current scientific research, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Students are empowered to maximize school effectiveness and improve supervision and leadership skills in diverse P-12 school settings. Students will develop the strategies required to lead for learning, including creating a school-wide vision and using data to inform decision-making. The program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) for effective leadership and is designed to create culturally aware and competent administrators.
Certificate in Leadership Certificate
This program is for graduate students who wish to develop their personal and professional leadership skills. This certificate provides leadership skill development that spans all disciplines, including education, nursing and other healthcare roles, administration and business.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.
Certificate in Texas Educational Leadership Certificate
This program is offered in Texas only. It is for educators who wish to become an assistant principal or principal and need the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) certification. It will prepare candidates for the Principal as Instructional Leader (EC-12) licensure exam and ensure they are ready for school leadership.
Micro-Credential in Leadership Micro-Credential
Leadership is more than managing tasks; it involves investing in individuals, pursuing effective policies and procedures to ensure an organization is successful. Enhancing personal and professional abilities and traits, this micro-credential identifies practices of exemplary leadership, asking students to engage in actions leading to change through shared vision, analyzing processes, and enabling others to reach their potential through shared modeling and advocacy. Leaders make a difference as they bring change.