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Apply to the Program for Inclusive Education

Program for Inclusive Education Application Dates 2020-2021Thank you for your interest in becoming an Inclusive Educator! 


By submitting the application, applicants waive their right to see letters of evaluation.

A completed application package will include the following:

The first round of early acceptance applications are due on December 1, 2019 with acceptance notifications by January 15, 2020. There will be a rolling admission thereafter until all 30 seats are filled.

Final applications are due on March 1 with decisions made by April 1. Selected PIE candidates will have until April 20 to accept or decline participation. These dates will be in effect until all 30 seats have been filled. Summer programming begins on May 18, 2020. 

Program for Inclusive Education Notre Dame TuitionTuition and Cost Structure 

The full value of PIE 4 for the 2020-2021 academic year is $11,250. This includes tuition (cost of all academic coursework), double occupancy housing, and food during the 2nd summer experience at the University of Notre Dame. Please note this does not include books or transportation to and from campus. PIE is aware of the financial sacrifice for participation and we want to make programming accessible to as many Catholic educators as possible.

To further this mission, we have been blessed with the ability to award every participant a $2,000 Inclusive Educator Scholarship. This scholarship is in addition to the needs-based financial support included in the application.

Please note that applying for additional needs-based funding does not guarantee additional support; however, PIE will do everything possible to assist with this financial commitment. Beyond the Inclusive Educator and needs-based scholarships, Title funding at the school/diocesan levels can be used for participation.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Christie Bonfiglio, Ph.D., at 574-631-3430 or . We look forward to welcoming PIE's 4th cohort! Please consider joining us on this journey!