Housed within the top-ranked Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College, The Roche Center for Catholic Education forms educators to become agents of change who work to create excellent and equitable Pre K-12 Catholic schools.


Leadership Programs

At the beginning of each calendar year, a new professional learning community (PLC) of 12 Catholic school superintendents convene to examine critical issues facing Catholic schools. Over the course of a year, superintendents engage in monthly calls that foster collegial and challenging growth experiences, small group discussions, and problem-based learning activities. The PLC experience also consists of two in-person retreats.

Annually, a select number of Catholic educators are accepted into the Catholic Leadership Cohort (CLC) as part of the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) in Educational Leadership and Policy, offered through the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. Over 20 months, CLC members take courses online, participate in faith formation experiences, and develop as a community of leaders.

The Emmaus Leadership Academies focus on leadership development in four critical domains, as defined by the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools: Catholic & Mission Identity, Governance & Leadership, Academic Excellence, and Operational Vitality. Through asynchronous modules, Emmaus participants learn deeply about a chosen domain, receive executive coaching, participate in faith formation, and develop as a community of leaders.

Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS)

The Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS) is a national initiative composed of 22 schools that share dual language research, ideas, techniques and resources with the goal of supporting students in becoming bilingual, bicultural and biliterate. TWIN-CS network support for members includes: a summer dual language academy, monthly webinars, professional learning communities led by national dual-language experts, collegial visits, and a resource site for member schools to access high-quality curriculum, instructional, and assessment materials.

I've never felt more welcomed in a group. I look forward to the next opportunity to share sacred space and reflection with people who desire communion and connection with God.
Dave Curtis, Director of Advancement, Archbishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, MA, and participant in the Emmaus Program, Lenten Retreat for Catholic Educators, and Creating Equitable Curriculum for Catholic Educators