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Catholic education, teacher attrition, mentorship, coaching, collaboration, teacher training, dual teaching credential, inclusive practices


Special Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development


A Catholic university and local diocese partnered to address the shortage of teachers in Catholic schools and to train educators with skills to meet the needs of all learners. The Academy of Catholic Teaching (ACT) program is based on the three pillars of the University Consortium of Catholic Education: education, community, and spirituality. Based on a two-phase evaluation of the pilot program, stakeholders reported increased faith-based integration, coaching and mentoring support, and research-based, inclusive practices. This article is an analysis of the ACT End-of-Program Evaluation which identified six emergent themes: coaching, collaboration, community engagement, coursework, spiritual opportunities, and program improvements.

ACT Development Survey_April 29, 2022_14.53.xlsx (24 kB)
ACT Development Survey 4-29-2022