The Chief Administrators of Catholic Education (CACE) Department of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) recognizes the diverse organization of Catholic education in each arch/diocese. Accordingly, the scope of CACE's membership is inclusive of those who support Catholic education through arch/dioceses, religious orders or networks, and higher education.

A key purpose of CACE is to provide initial and ongoing support the total development of Catholic school and catechetical leaders.  This includes creating opportunities for communication and collaboration among members nationwide.  To this end, CACE offers a variety of services and resources to support members in their diverse ministries, as well as to harness the capacity of its members to exert a unified approach on behalf of Catholic education.