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Benefits of ACE

Benefits of ACE Teaching Fellows

"When I entered ACE, I knew that I wanted to change at least one life. I have changed at least one – my own.”
Dave Madden, ACE Jacksonville

What will a participant get out of ACE?

The opportunity to serve others is the principal motivator for ACE teachers. For over 25 years, ACE teachers have returned from the field with the same sentiment – you get back far more than you put in. No doubt, the effort can be great, but the rewards of teaching and community life cannot be quantified. Concretely, ACE is able to offer its members professional preparation and unique benefits that will help you engage deeply in service with strong levels of support.

Upon completion of the program, ACE teachers:
During their two years of service, ACE teachers:
  • Receive a modest living allowance
  • Are placed in affordable housing, arranged by the diocese in which participants serve
  • Are eligible for loan deferment and possibly for partial or complete loan cancellation.
  • Are eligible to become AmeriCorps members 

More information on financial benefits

About Us

The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is a two-year fellowship in which participants teach in an under-resourced Catholic school while also earning a cost-free Master of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame. By forming a new generation of committed, faith-filled Catholic school teachers, ACE aspires to sustain and strengthen Catholic education.

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Over the course of the two years, the University of Notre Dame and the Alliance for Catholic Education will invest over $100,000 in every ACE Teaching Fellow.