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Welcome, Parents & Families!

Thank you for spending some time to learn more about ACE Teaching Fellows!

The Alliance for Catholic Education was founded in 1993 to address the need for talented, faith-filled teachers in Catholic schools. For 30 years, ACE has formed college graduates from all academic majors to help transform Catholic education and revitalize marginalized communities. If your son or daughter is considering a two-year fellowship with ACE, it might be helpful to learn more about the unique benefits that the program provides to its members.

Benefits of ACE Teaching Fellows

In addition to serving in under-resourced Catholic elementary, middle, and high schools, Teaching Fellows earn a graduate fellowship worth more than $100,000.

ACE Commencement - Summer 2022

Upon completion of the program, ACE teachers:

During their two years of service, ACE teachers:

  • Receive a modest living allowance 
  • Live in affordable housing, arranged by the (arch)diocese in which participants serve
  • Are eligible for loan deferment and possible partial or complete loan cancellation




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Following their two years in ACE Teaching Fellows, graduates have gone on to lead and serve in some of the nation's most competitive Ph.D., JD, and MD programs; high performing schools and school systems; and prominent ventures in engineering, finance, and other organizations in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. If you're interested in hearing more from our graduates, check out our #SeeWhereACETakesYou recorded panels

K-12 Teaching & Ed. Leadership

  • (Arch)diocesan Superintendent
  • CollegeBoard
  • Cristo Rey Network
  • KIPP Academies
  • Partnership NYC
  • PWC Higher Ed. Consulting 
  • Uncommon Schools
  • U.S. Department of Education

Graduate Studies

  • Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
  • Cornell University College of Engineering
  • Georgetown Law School
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • University of Chicago Law School

Business & Public Policy

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Deloitte &Touche
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Epic
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • General Electric
  • State & Federal Clerkships

Program Overview & Family Orientation

Each year, ACE Teaching Fellows hosts an orientation for incoming parents of ACE teachers. Join John Schoenig, Senior Director of Teacher Formation & Education Policy, and the ACE team as they share more about the history and mission of ACE Teaching Fellows, M.Ed. program overview, and support provided to students enrolled. 

Parent Testimonials

Contact Us

If you have further questions, please reach out to our Senior Associate Director for Recruitment, 

Michael Comuniello (; 574.631.6561) or visit us in Remick Family Hall.