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July 12-28: English as a New Language (ENL)

The English as a New Language (ENL) Hernandez Fellows program is a one year, 18 credit hour certification program that includes a summer session and online courses throughout the academic year. The ENL program begins with a two-week summer session beginning in mid-July on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. After these two weeks, participants in the program complete 6 credit hours online for both the fall and the spring semesters. The curriculum of the ENL program is tailored specifically to the reality of Catholic schools, and credit can lead to ENL/ESL/ELL certification in most states.

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July 11-27: Program for Inclusive Education

The Program for Inclusive Education offers an 18-credit hour teacher-leader formation program with deep expertise in educating and advocating for struggling learners. Completion of programming leads to additional certification in Exceptionalities: Mild Intervention. The Program for Inclusive Education is a four-semester hybrid online/two-week, campus experience delivered by a team of national experts. Participants must be an educator in a Catholic school to be considered for admission for the formation program.

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July 16-28: Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows

Students in our nation’s schools deserve the highest quality STEM education we can offer. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics provide students opportunities to explore, understand, and design solutions for the world around them. The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a unique, competitive, and formative program focused on increasing student interest and learning in STEM disciplines through the support and growth of high-quality STEM teachers. 

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June 24-27: Latino Enrollment Institute

The 4-day summer program for principals and other school leaders takes place on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and includes lectures and presentations from school leaders with demonstrated success in developing innovative Latino outreach programs.

Learn more about the Latino Enrollment Institute

June 25-28 and July 16-19: School Pastors' Institute

This four-day, three night conference exclusively for Catholic school pastors features a keynote address from a bishop, followed by a series of workshops focusing on a number of topics related to transformational school leadership, including Catholic Culture and Identity, Financial Management and Advancement, Formation of Personnel, Welcoming of Latino Children and Families, and the Pastor-Principal Relationship. All presentations are given by pastors.

Learn more about the School Pastors' Institute

July 8-10: Adelante

This two-and-a-half day conference will help build awareness around topics pertaining to Latinos in Catholic schools, as well as expand the network of advocates for this mission. Adelante will embody the overarching mission of the Catholic School Advantage — to promote the unique value of Catholic schools to Latino families, and to help schools and parishes respond effectively to the unique needs of Latino families. In doing so, the conference topics will address the three core goals of the CSA: to embrace the universality of the Church through an increase in Latino enrollment, to educate culturally and linguistically diverse children through excellent academic formation, and to empower all families through the celebration of faith, language, and culture.

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Summer Employment Opportunities for ACE Graduates

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Please email or call us (574-631-7052) if you have questions about ACE's summer initiatives.