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.

Join us for the Catholic Education Summit!


Image of summit logoTheme: Charism, Culture, & Curriculum
Date:
 Monday, July 14, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: UD River Center at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd.

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Image of Dr. HuntFarewell, Dr. Hunt. Our thoughts go with you.


Thomas Hunt, Fellow in the Center for Catholic Education, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Dr. Hunt has been a beloved teacher at the School of Education & Health Sciences since 1996. He will be greatly missed.

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.

Learn more from the Center for Catholic Education brochure >>

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Grow in faith and service.

LALANNE PROGRAM 
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 >>

EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE
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 >>

LITERACY INITIATIVE
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 >>

Learn more from the Center for Catholic Education brochure >>

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Let us know how we can help you!

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Moore, Ph.D., Louise (Toni) P.

St. Remy Initiative Director and Leadership Institute Planning Director StaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Center for Catholic Education
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Sherman, LSW, Michelle

Family Advocate, Urban Child Development Resource Center StaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Center for Catholic Education
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Theodor, MS, PCC, Amy

Counselor, Urban Child Development Resource Center StaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Center for Catholic Education
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Willey, MSW, LSW, Noelle

Counselor, Urban Child Development Resource Center StaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Center for Catholic Education
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Zahn, MS, LSW, LPCC-S, Shari

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION SUMMIT

This year’s theme is Charism, Culture and Curriculum. Participants and supporters will include educators from PK-12 Catholic Schools; personnel from Archdiocesan/Diocesan Catholic School Offices; members of the philanthropic community; and faculty, staff and administrators from Catholic higher education.

SAINT REMY INITIATIVE TRAINING SESSION

LALANNE ORIENTATION

Lalanne teachers come to the University of Dayton for orientation to the program and to attend classes for their Master’s degree during the second summer session.

  • Orientation: Wednesday through Friday, June 18-20
  • Reception: Wednesday, June 18 (location TBD)
  • U.D. Summer II Classes: June 23-August 1
  • Mass & Dinner: Friday, August 1 (at UD's River Campus, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd.)

LALANNE 15-YEAR REUNION

Lalanne celebrates 15 years of serving Catholic schools and the 132 graduates from our program. Weekend opportunities include connecting with other Lalanne alumni, guests and the current cohort, and exploring ways to support and shape the future of Lalanne. Bro. Ed Brink, S.M., founding Lalanne Director, will give the keynote address.

TEACHING AS MINISTRY (TAM)

Marianist educators will network with one another to reflect and share information about their ministry, gain insight and perspective on the characteristics of Marianist education, and commit to making an impact on the Marianist character in their schools.

  • Date: Tuesday, July 15-18
  • Location: Marianist Hall and various meeting rooms in Kennedy Union

PICTURE BOOK READ-IN

Teachers and principals from Catholic and public schools in the Dayton area are invited to discover new children’s literature for use in the classroom. Registration required.

Have questions? Let us know!

Center for Catholic Education
School of Education & Health Sciences
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45469-2967

Office Location: College Park Center, Suite 652

Phone: (937) 229-3778
Fax: (937) 229-3670

Susan Ferguson
Executive Director
Center for Catholic Education
(937) 229-3709

Barbara Miller
Administrative Associate
(937) 229-3778

Join us for the Catholic Education Summit!


Image of summit logoTheme: Charism, Culture, & Curriculum
Date:
 Monday, July 14, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: UD River Center at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd.

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