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 PreK-12 Catholic schools.


Leadership Programs

Superintendent PLC

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.

Catholic Leadership Cohort 
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy

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.

Executive Leadership Academy

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) focuses on executive leadership skill development. It provides Catholic school leaders with the necessary tools to operationalize the essential business practices for leading effective Catholic schools.

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 28 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.

Having the community support of colleagues across the country has been life-giving. From the exchange of resources to the sharing of laughter, professional networks like this have sustained me in my work.
Dr. Andrew McLaughlin, Secretary of Elementary Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA and participant in the Superintendent PLC