The Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education (ITCE) at The Catholic University of America serves the Church, the nation, and the world by providing initial and ongoing formation programs aimed at the spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and operational transformation of PK-12 Catholic schools.  

 The ITCE designs degree, certificate, and professional development offerings that are directed towards the spiritual, intellectual, professional, and human formation of educators for their unique mission in Catholic schools. These programs employ an innovative approach to teacher and leader preparation that: 

  • Provide an integrated, content-rich liberal arts curriculum taught by professors of the various schools and departments of The Catholic University of America and partnering institutions; 
  • Immerse the prospective teacher or leader in the riches of Catholic faith and culture;
  • Impart pedagogical principles rooted in the Christian understanding of the human person and a distinctly Catholic philosophy of education;
  • Foster within cohorts of students an experience of community marked by pursuit of wisdom and virtue;
  • Prepare teachers, leaders, researchers, and thought leaders who transform Catholic education.

Strategic Approach

In its earliest years, The Catholic University of America developed programs for the strengthening and unifying of Catholic education throughout the country. Through the Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education, the University continues its commitment to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, confident that Catholic schools provide a unique and irreplaceable service to the Church, the nation, and the world. 

The ITCE was launched in October 2021. We are currently engaged in convening leaders and supporters and developing initial and ongoing formation programs for present and aspiring Catholic school educators. Meet our new Director and Board of Advisors.

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