Professional Development

In collaboration with leading experts and researchers at Boston College and around the world, the Roche Center offers innovative professional education opportunities throughout the year to support Catholic educators in the sacred work of formation. Within a supportive communal context, participants are invited to reflect not only on pedagogy, but on the personal and spiritual understanding of teaching and formation as a Christian vocation.

Bilingual Education Certificate for Catholic School Educators

The Bilingual Education Certificate (BEC) is an instructional series designed for Catholic teachers who wish to earn a certificate from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development for bilingual education.

Encuentro Immersion Experience

This one-credit course offered by the Lynch School of Education and Human Development examines the current reality of immigration and the education of immigrant children and families that occurs in schools.

Empowering Educators: Teacher Leadership Academy

In the Empowering Educators: Teacher Leadership Academy, teachers are intentionally developed to become teacher-leaders, who play an active role in improving school culture and student learning outcomes.

Imago DEI: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This year-long program supports the creation and promotion of school cultures that honor the dignity of every student and the development of equitable, inclusive curriculum, pedagogy, and policies.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Academy

The SELebrate Students Academy provides school leaders, faculty, and staff with resources to support students in the work of Social Emotional Learning, with an emphasis on how SEL can be adapted to meet the needs of the current moment.