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 Empowering Children with Hope and Opportunity program.
  • Director of Marianist Educational Studies and Partnerships.

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CCE in the news


Catholic Education at the National Level

Susan Ferguson, director of the Center for Catholic Education, has been invited to serve as a consultant for the Committee on Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2017-20.

Read the full story on the CCE blog >>


Catholic Telegraph highlights CCE's work

Susan Ferguson, director of the Center for Catholic Education, wrote "UD center serves America's Catholic schools" for the Feb. 20, 2017, issue of the Catholic Telegraph. The article features the work of the UD Center for Catholic Education.

CCE gets mention in Momentum

The Center for Catholic Education was featured in "Top Down and Bottom Up: Colleges and Universities Strengthen Catholic Education" in the Fall 2016 issue of Momentum, a publication of the National Catholic Educational Association.


Award-winning talent

Susan Ferguson, director of the Center for Catholic Education, received the 2016 "Learn. Lead. Proclaim." award from the National Catholic Educational Association to “recognize outstanding Catholic school educators.” 

Read more about the recognition and the center's 20th anniversary in the Spring 2016 issue of SEHS News to Alumni and on the CCE blog >>

Contact Us

Center for Catholic Education

Fitz Hall 652 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2967

937-229-3778