Transforming Catholic Education
The Roche Center for Catholic Education forms Catholic school educators to become agents of change who work to create excellent Pre K-12 schools. Through our leadership programs, development of culturally and linguistically diverse schools, sustaining professional education, and research, we strengthen and transform Catholic schools and improve student outcomes.
Overview of Programs
At the Roche Center for Catholic Education, we center the unique gifts and vocation of Catholic educators. Embedded within every program is a focus on the ‘cura personalis,’ or “care of the whole person,” which attends to the spiritual, communal and intellectual aspects of formation.
Professional Development / Formation
Informed by Catholic Social Teaching, the Roche Center’s professional education and formation opportunities challenge Catholic educators to consider content, pedagogy and social emotional learning through the lenses of equity, justice and sociocultural competency.
Research and Resources
The Center's research team designs, administers, analyzes, and presents studies on the top issues facing Catholic education today, including teacher formation and retention, the development of national standards and benchmarks, and culturally, linguistically and racially diverse curriculum.
“The Roche Center is a beautiful example of what Jesus calls us to do, which is to live our faith and transform our lives as we get closer to loving others as Jesus loves us. This is the groundwork that allows us to become fully human to each other.”