CHESCS is a CACE-affiliated group housed within the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).  Its membership is currently comprised of some 34 Catholic colleges and universities that support Catholic elementary and secondary schools through degree programs, certificate/ licensure programs, seminars, and professional development experiences for Catholic school teachers and leaders, or related organizations that support CHESCS.

The purpose of the organization is five-fold:

  1. To promote collaborative relationships among all levels of Catholic education; including early childhood, elementary, secondary, and higher education.
  2. To utilize resources of Catholic higher education to support the work of teaching in and leading Catholic elementary and secondary schools.
  3. To promote degree programs that offer professional education for Catholic school teachers and leaders through cooperative efforts of the members.
  4. To support members through partnerships and collaborations, sharing of information and resources, and modeling cooperation.
  5. To cultivate and encourage an inclusive membership of all Catholic colleges and universities that support Catholic elementary and secondary schools.

 

Current Officers

President
Lorraine Ozar, PhD
Director of the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education
Loyola University
Lewis Towers, Room 601G
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-6915
Fax: (312) 915-6980

Vice President
Jim Klassen, PhD
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Tyler
1415 County Road 1596
Avinger, TX 75630
(903) 562-1819
Fax: (903) 534-1370

Liason to the CACE Executive Committee
Merylann Schuttloffel, PhD
The Catholic University of America
Director of Catholic School Leadership Program
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064

Ex-Officio
NCEA Executive Vice President
National Catholic Educational Association
1005 N. Glebe Road, Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 257-0010
Fax: (703) 243-0025

 

CHESCS members meet regularly twice a year; in the fall at the CACE Annual Meeting and in the spring at the NCEA Convention & Expo.

2014 CACE Annual Meeting
October 26-29, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2015 NCEA Convention & Expo
April 7-9, 2015
Orlando, Florida

CHESCS member institutions provide the following professional development programs, consulting services, and degree programs designed for Catholic school educators. These are just some of the programs offered by our member institutions. For more information on programs offered by these or other institutions, please contact a representative of that institution listed under the Members tab.

Boston College

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs

(Offered by the Roche Center for Catholic Education)

  • Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC) for participating school teachers and administrators
  • Emmaus Series: A Leadership Advantage Program for New England Catholic School Principals
  • Catholic School Leadership Team Initiative
  • Innovation Institute for Catholic Educators
  • Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools
  • Stand Up, Speak Out—Middle School Student Leadership Conference
  • Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE)

(Offered by the Lynch School of Education and the Carroll School of Management)

  • The Lynch Leadership Academy, sponsored by Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Carroll School of Management

On-site consultative coaching for school improvement, mission effectiveness, faculty and staff professional development, business management, board-structured planning, assessment, National Standards and Benchmarks, student retreats, etc.

 

 

Creighton University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs

 

 

Fordham University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Cabrini Urban Principals’ Institute for Exemplary Leadership for the 21st Century
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Seminar Series for Catholic School Administrators
  • School Leadership Development
  • Early Childhood Development
  • School Governance and Related Issues
  • Institutional Charism
  • Catholic School Accreditation
  • Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision, Church Leadership Program
  • M.S. in Education, Administration and Supervision, Catholic Education Leadership Program  for certification
  • M.S. in Education, Administration and Supervision, Catholic Education Leadership Program – no certification

 

Loyola Marymount University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Catholic Education Symposia: Hosted by the Center for Catholic Education, the Catholic Education Symposia is a year-long series designed to meet the needs of Catholic educators in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The symposia include professional development and leadership workshops for teachers, principals, and administrators.
  • The Center for Catholic Education has provided assistance with strategic plan development for Archdiocesan high schools.
  • California Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential, combined with either an MA Elementary Education or MA Secondary Education
  • 5th Year/Clear 2042 Program
  • MA Catholic Inclusive Education
  • MA Catholic School Administration
  • California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Tier I)
  • California Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II)
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice
  • Certificate in Catholic Inclusive Education
  • Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

 

Loyola University Chicago

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Tailored professional development for schools, dioceses and networks in:
  • Curriculum (standards-based, common core, backward design, ELA, literacy, 21st century skills, and more)
  • RTL for Catholic Schools
  • Assessment
  • Special Needs and Struggling Students
  • PBIS behavior management
  • Research-based instructional strategies
  • Anti-bullying
  • Instructional Leadership
  • National Catholic School Standards and Benchmarks
  • Onsite coaching for Professional Development (see listing of PD topics)
  • School improvement
  • Mission Effectiveness

 

Mount St. Mary's University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Transformative Catholic Education Seminar Series
  • Catholic School Finances and Marketing
  • The role of the Catholic Leader:  The Spirit of Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Instructional Technology
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Motivation
  • Provide ongoing staff development in aforementioned professional development areas
  • M.Ed. Instructional Leadership for Catholic Educators
  • M.Ed. with Concentration in Technology Facilitation
  • M.Ed. with Concentration in Reading: Reading Specialist K-12
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in:
  • Elementary/Special Education
  • K-12 Teaching in Art, Music
  • Secondary Education with content areas in business education, mathematics, English, social studies, French, and Spanish
  • Catechesis Course: Youth Ministry Practice

 

St. John's University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • St. Vincent de Paul Program for boards of directors
  • Project TIE: Training Innovative Educators – a three-year program for teacher effectiveness and student achievement
  • Curriculum Leadership Teams for the implementation of the Common Core and Catholic Identity in elementary schools (10 part series)
  • Management Seminars for Catholic School Leaders for elementary and high school principals and diocesan personnel (3 part series)
  • High School Common Core Program for the implementation of the Common Core and Catholic Identity in secondary schools
  • Ongoing and local staff development in the areas of curriculum development, board development and leadership development
  • MS in School Building Leadership for aspiring Catholic school principals
  • Advanced Certificate in SBL for certification (for non-public schools)

 

The Catholic University of America

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Professional Development Workshops and Institutes
  • Diocesan strategic planning services are offered. Please contact Dr. John Convey.
  • MA in Early Childhood Special Education
  • MA in Secondary Education
  • Doctoral Program in Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Study (CELPS)
  • Graduate Teacher Certificate Program
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Diocesan Leadership

 

University of Dallas

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • DANTE Institute provides professional development designed specifically for Catholic School teachers/schools
 
  • School of Ministry Catholic School Leadership Program (MCSL)
  • School of Ministry Catholic School Teaching Program (MCST)
  • Certificate in Catholic School Leadership
  • Dallas Area Network for Teaching and Education (DANTE Institute)
  • Education for Theology Majors

 

University of Dayton

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Academic and Faith Formation Programs:
  • St. Remy Initiative –Leadership Development and Faith Formation
  • Excellence Initiative – Curriculum Mapping, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment, Professional Learning Communities
  • Writing Workshop, Struggling Readers, Picture Book Read In
  • Professional Book Clubs
  • Music Education
  • Character Education
  • Best Practice Consultation with Individual Catholic Schools
  • Urban Child Development Resource Center- Non-academic barriers to learning including prevention programs and individual counseling
  • Bombeck Institute – Early Childhood Education and Catechesis
  • Leadership Development
  • Marianist Educational Consortium
  • Urban Child Development Resource Center – Non-Academic Barriers to Learning
  • Family Cafes
  • Struggling Readers – Strategies That Work
  • Urban Teacher Academy-coursework (rnenonene1@udayton.edu)
  • School Research and Consulting Services(jslife1@udayton.edu)

 

University of Notre Dame

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • The five Notre Dame ACE Academies represent an innovative model of in-depth partnership between ACE and at-risk urban schools. Each school—currently three in the Diocese of Tucson and two in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla.—implements structural features that facilitate school improvement and share a common Catholic ethos. With intensive, on-site support from Notre Dame faculty and staff, this University-school partnership works with teachers and principals to offer a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible. 
  • The Strategic Intervention Teams (SIT) training provides educators with skills and strategies to meet the needs of children with academic and behavioral challenges. 
  • A series of intensive workshops and comprehensive materials in order to strengthen the academic excellence of Catholic schools. This program enables K-12 teachers and principals across a diocese to collaborate with one another on improving curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 
  • ACE’s Catholic School Advantage Campaign is a national movement to dramatically expand access to Catholic schools for Latino and other at-risk, under-served children in the next decade , thereby giving them a faith-filled educational pathway to fuller participation in America’s civic life. Several dioceses have partnered with ACE to pursue innovative interventions in their schools and parishes. 
  • Professional Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Federal Grants Initiative
  • Program for K-12 Educational Access
  • Catholic School Advantage Campaign
  • Executive Search Services

 

University of Saint Thomas

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
Pastoral Spanish for Teachers and Religious Educators
Murray Research Fellows
  • Various program consultations as requested.
  • Education Specialist degree with Principal Licensure Preparation
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts in K-12 Reading Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Religious Education
  • Certificate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education
  • Certificate in English as a Second Language
  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Certificate in Multicultural Education
  • Certificate in Advanced Curriculum Design for the Differentiated Classroom
  • Certificate in K-12 Learning Technology
  • Certificate in Math Education
  • Certificate in Catholic Educational Leadership for experienced principals and parish leaders who already have completed an Ed. S. or MA in Religious Education degree

 

University of San Francisco

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Topical Workshops on issues in Catholic Education each semester during the school year
  • Special Topics related to Catholic education offered during both sessions of summer school (ICEL Summer West)
Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (ICEL) provides: symposia; conferences; presentations at schools, parishes and national conventions; and opportunities for professional development and networking for faculties, administrators, trustees and church officials.
  • Masters in Catholic School Teaching
  • Masters in Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Doctorate of Education in Catholic School Leadership
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Catholic Educational Leadership

 

 

The following is a chronological list of CHESCS member events and meetings for NCEA members. It will be updated continously as NCEA members learn of this central source for publicizing and learning about events sponsored by CHESCS members.

Events will be updated periodically. CHESCS member representatives wishing to submit an event or meeting, please email your request for posting to the CACE Executive Director.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Marquette University Launches Institute for Catholic Leadership
As partners in the great work of Catholic education, Marquette University seeks to join with colleagues from across the nation in discerning and communicating courses of action that will advance the mission of the institutions that help to nourish us. We look forward to forming partnerships to ensure we are responsive to challenges that arise.  Together, we know that we will achieve the absolute highest levels of excellence both for our students today as well as for generations of future students.  Please visit our website to become more acquainted with our efforts.

Creighton University’s Online Graduate Certificate
Creighton University announces its four-course online graduate certificate in Catholic School Leadership (CSL) that is designed for leaders who come from public schools or were trained at public universities. Now enrolling for the fall course. Check here for course descriptions and testimonials from graduates. If you have questions, please contact Tim Cook.

Exciting New Program at University of Dayton
The University of Dayton announces its St. Remy Initiative: Inspiring Minds and Hearts of Catholic School Educators on July 15, 2014. For more information view our Training Day Flyer.

This page is under construction.

National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools

National Standards and Benchmarks Effective Catholic Schools

 

The Standards represent the collective efforts of the NCEA; Loyola University Chicago, Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education; and Boston College, Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education.

Publication Date: April 01, 2012
Media: Spiral bound
Pages: 38
Member Price: $6.00
Non Member Price: $6.00

The creation of these standards, under the leadership of Dr. Lorraine Ozar and her colleagues, was the work of many individual Catholic educational leaders gathered at conferences, seminars, and meetings over a two-year period (2009-2011). In essence, these Standards offer a vision for what a quality Catholic school looks like, the kind of school our young people need and deserve.

RELATED NEWS & RESOURCES

Catholic School Standards Website

From the Secondary Executive Director, October 2013

Connecting NSBECS to the classroom: The mission-driven classroom

From the Secondary Executive Director, December 2013

St. Louis Review: National Standards and Benchmarks Established for US Catholic Schools, September 2012

Fresno adopts NSBECES, May 2012

The Marquette Educator: Introducing the New National Standards for Catholic Schools, March 2012

 

List of current Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools (CHESCS) members by institution.

Albertus Magnus College
 
Director of Education Programs
700 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511-1189
 
Alverno College
 
Professor
3400 S. 43 St.
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922
 
Boston College
 
Director, Urban Catholic Teacher Corp.
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
 
Director of the Church in the 21st Century Ctr
110 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
 
Associate Director for Professional Development
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
 
Interim Director
84 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
 
Executive Director
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
 
Chaminade University Honolulu
 
Provost
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816-1510
 
College of Saint Elizabeth
 
Scholar in Residence/ Professor of Education
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
 
Creighton University
 
Professor of Education
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
 
Assistant Professor
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
 
DePaul University
 
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
2233 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
 
Fordham University
 
Professor
113 West 60th St.
Room 1119F
New York, NY 10023
 
Georgian Court University
 
Co-Chair
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
 
Dean of the School of Education
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701-2697
 
LaSalle University
 
Chair & Professor
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1108
 
Lewis University
 
Dean College of Education
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
 
Provost
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
 
Director of School Partnerships
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
 
Lourdes University
 
Associate Professor
5012 King Rd
Sylvania, OH 43560
 
Loyola Marymount University
 
Bilingual Research Associate
One LMU Drive
Malone Student Center
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8300
 
Academic Affairs
One LMU Drive Ste 1764
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
 
Assistant Professor
One LMU Drive, Ste 2300
Malone Student Center
Los Angeles, CA 90045-8300
 
Dean of Graduate Studies and School of Education
1 LMU Drive, Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
 
Research Assistant
1 LMU Drive
UH Suite 1760
Los Angeles, CA 90045
 
Assistant Professor, School of Education, Center for Catholic Education
1 LMU Drive, Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
 
Managing Editor, Journal of Catholic Education
1 LMU Drive, Suite 1760
University Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90045
 
Exec. Director Center for Cath. Educ.
1 LMU Drive, Suite 1760
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
 
Loyola University Chicago
 
Director, Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education
Lewis Towers, Room 601G
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
 
Manhattan College
 
Associate Prof. Sch. Bldg. Leader. Progs.
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471-4004
 
Professor
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471-4004
 
Marquette University
 
Director Catholic Education
1618 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
 
Marymount University
 
Director Catholic School Leadership Program
2807 North Glebe Rd.
Rowley Hall, G126
Arlington, VA 22207
 
Mount Saint Mary's University
 
Director of the Center for Cath. School Excell.
16300 Old Emmitsburg
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
 
Neumann University
 
Executive Director of Mktg & PR
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
 
Director of Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
 
Notre Dame of Maryland University
 
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
 
Dean, School of Education
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
 
Providence College
 
Program Director
Pact Program - Harkins 206
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
 
Saint Leo University
 
Director Graduate Ed
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
 
Chair- Undergraduate
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
 
St. Catherine College
 
Legal Counsel/Dean, Graduate School
2735 Bardstown Road
Saint Catharine, KY 40061
 
St. John's University
 
Associate Professor
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
 
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
 
St. Joseph's University
 
Director
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
 
St. Louis University
 
Associate Professor
3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall, 107
Saint Louis, MO 63103
 
St. Mary's University College
 
Sr. Lecturer in Cath. School Leadership
Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX  London
England
 
The Catholic University of America
 
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064
 
Research Associate Professor
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20064
 
Director of Catholic School Leadership Program
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064
 
University of Dallas
 
Assistant Professor
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062
 
University of Dayton
 
Chair of Dept. Educational Leadership
300 College Park
324 Chaminade Hall
Dayton, OH 45469-1360
 
Director, Center for Catholic Education
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1360
 
Fellow, Center for Catholic Education
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-0531
 
Dean, Sch. of Educ. & Health Services
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1360
 
St. Remi Initiative Director
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-7021
 
Director
University of Dayton
300 College Park, Alumni Hall 218
Dayton, OH 45469-0328
 
University of Detroit Mercy
 
Administrator-Tchr. Educ/College Supv.
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221
 
University of Notre Dame
 
Director, ACE RISE
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-4617
 
Senior Director ACE Consulting
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
 
Director of Pastoral Formation and Administration
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
 
Dir. of Operations-ACE Services
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
 
University of San Francisco
 
Director
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1071
 
University of St. Thomas
 
Administrative Assistant
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
 
Director, Murray Institute-Academics
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1048
 
1000 La Salle Ave. MOH-217
Minneapolis, MN 55403
 
 

As an affiliate member of the CACE Department (Chief Administrators of Catholic Education) when a person or primary contact person of an institutional membership joins CHESCS, that person automatically becomes a member of the CACE Department and NCEA.

Member benefit information and a registration form can be found in the CHESCS Membership Brochure. CHESCS now offers both individual memberships and institutional memberships. To receive the multiple members discount, all participating members must submit their forms and payment together.

 

Once the form is completed, it can be sent to the Membership Department via fax, email, or post:

Membership
National Catholic Educational Association
1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 571-257-0010
Fax: 703-243-0025