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Parents and Families

Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C, and Sean McGraw co-founded the Alliance for Catholic Education in 1993 to address the need for talented, faith-filled teachers in Catholic schools. Over the past 25 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.

What will your son or daughter gain from their two years as an ACE Teaching Fellow?

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

What does the ACE experience look like beyond the classroom?

ACE seeks to empower our graduates to continue transforming Catholic schools. Following their two years in the program, many ACE graduates have continued to teach. Others have gone on to flourish in a variety of fields and ministries, including the following:

- 13 (Arch)diocesan Superintendents - Harvard Law School - Research at University of Oxford
- Google - Morgan Stanley - Stanford Graduate School of Education
- University of Chicago Medical School - Ernst & Young - Fulbright Scholarship Program

Graduate Data

Want to learn more about ACE or have further questions? Please reach out to Mike Comuniello (, 574-631-6561) or Bridgette McDermott (, 574-631-1621). 

Program Overview


Program Timeline

  • September 4 - Application Opens
  • January 21 - Application Deadline 
  • March 2-11 - Notification Letters 
  • March 27 - Commitment Deadline
  • April 17-19 - ACE April Orientation Retreat at Notre Dame
  • June 1 - First Day of Classes