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Our Initiatives

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ACE Teaching Fellows

We form talented, faith-filled college graduates to renew and transform Catholic school classrooms.

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The Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program

We prepare transformational Catholic school leaders who make God known, loved, and served by managing school resources, leading learning, and building robust Catholic school communities.

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ACE Advocates

We are the network of ACE graduates and friends committed to empowering individuals to support, strengthen, and transform Catholic education.

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English as a New Language

We equip educators to meet the unique needs of English language learners in Catholic school. 

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Program for Inclusive Education

We envision Catholic schools that are prepared to educate all children regardless of academic, behavioral, social, emotional, or physical need. We seek to equip Catholic schools with a culture, a foundation, and resources for inclusive education.

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Catholic School Advantage

We are a national movement committed to promoting the value and accessibility of a quality Catholic education among Church and school leaders, educators, and families.

American Indian Catholic Schools Network

American Indian Catholic Schools Network

We aim create a foundation of mutual leadership that encourages and supports each member school in its ministry, while strengthening our collective ability to fulfill our mission.

CASTLE - Catholic School Teacher Leadership

CASTLE - Catholic School Teacher Leadership

We seek to increase the rigor of academics in every Catholic school in mathematics and English language arts while also tapping into the inherent advantages of faith-based education.

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Center for Literacy Education

We foster collaboration between the Institute for Educational Initiative's literacy education faculty and Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters with the goal of transforming literacy scholarship and practice in today's K-12 multicultural schools.

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Center for STEM Education

We strive to make a lasting impact in STEM education through research and the translation of evidence-based findings into programs that have broader impacts on student interest in, identity with, and learning of the STEM disciplines.

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Center for Transformational Educational Leadership

We deepen and enrich the capacity of Catholic school principals and leaders, strengthening current principals to become the most remarkable Catholic school leaders in the nation.

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Higher-Powered Learning

We utilize a blended-learning approach to personalize education for students and empower teachers with actionable data about student performance.

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Program for Educational Access

We help advance policy to empower families and promote educational equity.

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PATH

We are dedicated to shepherding students to college and heaven by accompanying them on their educational journeys. We team with schools to provide the tools children need to develop strong character and deepen their spirituality through each stage of their education.

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Notre Dame ACE Academies

We are a network of schools that strive to provide a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible.

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Excellence in Teaching Conference

An annual event hosted by Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives that offers professional development for elementary and secondary teachers from across the country. 

Frassati Business Internship - University of Notre Dame

Frassati Internship

We cultivate business talent in service of Catholic education by providing Notre Dame undergraduates the opportunity to work in national philanthropic foundations and organizations.

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ACE in Chile

We provide ACE and other UCCE gradautes with the opportunity to teach and live internationally for 18 months, while enhancing their capacities as leaders and educators. 

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ACE in Ireland

We seek to identify, motivate, and develop leaders that are committed to revitalizing the Catholic character of Irish primary and secondary schools in the 21st century.

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