Professional Development

The NCEA Professional Development team continually works to increase access to opportunities for the spiritual and professional growth of our members by ongoing collaboration, curation of resources and digital and on-site training.

  • Amoris Laetitia: Engaging For Mission

    Register for the final two webinars of this 8 part series brought to you by the Strong Catholic Families National Partnership.  You can access the registration links and the Master Teacher video prepared by His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl by clicking the link below.

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  • Catholic Relief Services partners with NCEA for #CSW17 Day of Service

    At their core, Catholic schools are called to serve the poor and vulnerable, uphold the dignity of human life and form disciples who bring about justice. In light of this call, the National Catholic Educational Association and Catholic Relief Services have come together in partnership to create a FREE "Syrian Refugee Toolkit" for download and use during Catholic Schools Week 2017.

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  • Become an NCEA Contributor: Submit Resources for our Online Resource Library

    NCEA is always looking for more resources to add to the list of ever expanding Catholic educations resources available. NCEA is committed to providing valuable resources to assist Catholic educators in their careers via the NCEA Resource Library. This library is a compilation of resources created by member for members.  If you would like your resource available to Catholic educators, please take a few minutes to complete the form below. Upon approval, your resource will be added to the NCEA Resource Library made available to all NCEA members.

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Amoris Laetitia: Engaging for Mission

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl has recorded this Master Teacher video exclusively for the webinar series on Amoris Laetitia provided by the Strong Catholic Families National Partnership which includes the National Catholic Educational Association, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership and the National Association for Family Life Ministers.  The final webinar takes place on January 25th.  Registration information can be found at .  It's not too late to view the video and join the webinar series.


Upcoming Events

NCEA Convention and Expo

The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is the just the place for that to happen to you! Join us April 18-20. 2017. Registration is now open.

NCEA 2017 New Directions Exceptional Learners Conference

Catholic schools strive to be inclusive of all learners, and teachers and administrators are seeking strategies, best practices and resources to help serve the needs of exceptional learners in the classroom. Ergo, it is with great pleasure that we announce the NCEA 2017 New Directions Exceptional Learners Conference (NCEA 2017 ELC), which will take place June 19-21, 2017 in Evanston, IL (Chicago area). 



STREAM Live! Six Innovative Ideas and Tools to Jumpstart STREAM at Your School

Featuring Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery's International Director, STEM Education 

 Join acknowledged leader in North American K-12 STEM initiatives, Jonathan Gerlach, who will help you understand: 

•National trends and thinking in STEM education, college & career readiness 
•How to overcome ongoing challenges of enrollment marketing with STREAM 
•Key elements for Catholic education leaders in adopting and integrating a STREAM focus 
•Six key ideas to help jumpstart a cultural shift around STREAM teaching and learning at your school

 Thursday,  January 26, 2017
 4:00 p.m. EST
 Presented in partnership with  


Implementing a Mulit-Tiered System of Support for ELA and Math

Does your school have a plan for ensuring all students succeed? Is your intervention plan working? How do you know? 
In this session, you will learn how to effectively use a multi-tiered system of support, Grades 1–8, that includes planning, instruction, assessment, and data analysis to ensure all students reach or exceed proficiency.  

Thursday February 2, 2017
 4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

Presented in Partnership with  


Mindset Matters: How Improved Self-Talk Can Propel Your School to the Next Level

Organizations, large or small, have their own Self-Talk, which is reflected in outward performance. While you may not be consciously aware of this conversation, it is constantly building and reinforcing the beliefs you hold about yourself and your school.  True success is achieved when the Mindset of individuals is aligned towards the same vision. By transforming your team's foundation of beliefs, habits and attitudes, you will be ready to drive improvement in enrollment, retention and student performance.  Join The Pacific Institute, a proud NCEA Corporate Partner, as it reveals HOW positive Self-Talk can IGNITE fresh thinking, to ALIGN the Mindset of your school, ACCELERATING your performance.  Featured guest, Donna Moss, Principal of Cathedral School, Raleigh NC, will share WHY Self-Talk and Mindset are critical to her team's growth; and how she and The Pacific Institute are collaborating to take Cathedral School to new levels of achievement.

Thursday February 16, 2017
4:00pm EST
Presented in Partnership with  


Additional Resources

9 Days for Life: January 21-29

9 Days for Life is an annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. 

Resources to Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 - February 4. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members

March for Life

The March for Life will be held on Friday January 27th.   This pro-life March has taken place since 1974.  You can find logistical information about how to participate in the March for Life as well as educational resources for teachers and students by clicking the link above.

Meet the Professional Development Team

NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


Momentum Magazine

NCEA’s award-winning signature publication focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim.


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 4, 2017