The masters core curriculum is the Buttimer Institute that is an intensive formation and education program that studies the life and work of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian Educational Mission. For more information about Buttimer Institute and how to participate in it, consult is the Christian Brothers Conference website at www.lasallian.info
Research courses focus students on both Lasallian and contemporary educational research. Students may produce a thesis or synthesis project. (Buttimer courses are taken for academic credit and upon successful completion of Buttimer I and II (Education 214B and C), applicants apply for the masters program and matriculate into Education 571 Research Seminar/Review of Lasallian Literature.