Faith, Service, Excellence Through Collaboration and Innovation
The Center for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton is becoming a nationally recognized leader in research and programming for Catholic schools. While our core programs, Lalanne and the Urban Child Development Resource Center, continue to be a focus of our work, we readily expand the scope of our service in response to the needs of Catholic education. We adhere steadfastly to our core values and beliefs while seeking to improve our connection with those who share our mission, including other areas of the University of Dayton, the Marianists, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and other universities.
Collaboration and Support for the Catholic Marianist Spirit
Established in 1996, the Center for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton promotes, enhances, energizes and supports Catholic schools. Our professional staff delivers programs and services in a Catholic and Marianist spirit – to educate for formation in faith; to provide an integral quality education; to educate in family spirit; to educate for service, justice, and peace; and to educate for adaptation and change.
The Center for Catholic Education, housed in the School of Education and Health Sciences, collaborates with colleagues at the university to share resources, research best practices and talent.
We serve through:
- Professional development programs and initiatives.
- Teachers in the Lalanne Program.
- Mental health therapists and social workers of the Urban Child Development Resource Center.
- Director of Marianist Educational Studies and Partnerships.
- Nationally known historian of Catholic education, Dr. Thomas Hunt.
Grow in faith and service.
Lalanne is a post-graduate teacher service program that specializes in supporting beginning Catholic school educators by combining service and teaching. Lalanne teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school. Learn more >>
URBAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER
The Urban Child Development Resource Center (UCDRC) is a partnership between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education and local Catholic schools. UCDRC's expertise is working with children from under-resourced neighborhoods and from diverse cultures. Learn more >>
The Excellence Initiative serves to address the degree to which curriculum standards, as required by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, are being met. It familiarizes Catholic school educators with a model for aligning curriculum, instruction and assessment. Learn more >>
Two faculty members at the University of Dayton, Jackie Arnold, Ph.D. and Mary-Kate Sableski, Ph.D., are working with the U.D. Center for Catholic Education to create new training opportunities in the area of literacy and best practices in reading and writing instruction. Learn more >>
ST. REMY INITIATIVE
The St. Remy Initiative provides Catholic school principals and teachers with an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the spiritual, academic, and managerial dimensions of their ministry. Learn more >>
Let us know how we can help you!
- Our Lalanne Director and Coordinator attend college service fairs and visit our six Lalanne communities during the fall.
- Lalanne Retreat from December 6-9, 2013.
- Saint Remy class days 2/18/14, 3/18/14, 4/29/14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Catholic Schools – Language Arts Instructional Coach Meetings 12/11/13, 1/22/14, 2/26/14, 4/2/14, 5/14/14.
Have questions? Let us know!
Center for Catholic Education
School of Education & Health Sciences
Chaminade Hall, Room 313
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45469-0531
Phone: (937) 229-3778
Fax: (937) 229-3670
Center for Catholic Education