Center for Catholic Education (CCE)

What the Center for Catholic Education (CCE) Offers

A Broad Range of Programs

The Center for Catholic Education brings together a broad range of programs to strengthen and advance PK-12 education. The CCE provides solutions to some of the challenges facing Catholic education in Los Angeles and across the nation. View the list of CCE programs.

An Established Record of Success

Loyola Marymount University's School of Education has been educating Catholic school teachers and leaders for over 70 years. CCE graduates lead Catholic school classrooms, schools, and systems with a commitment to ensuring the tradition of Catholic education while changing lives. Read more about the CCE success stories.

Focus Areas

The CCE focuses on six areas critical to the success of Catholic education:

Recent CCE News

Fr. Robert T. Walsh, S.J., former Executive Director of the Center for Catholic Education, appointed Chancellor of Loyola Marymount Univeristy

After five years serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Catholic Education, Fr. Robert T. Walsh, S.J., begins his service as Chancellor of Loyola Marymount University. LMU President, Timothy Law Snyder, Ph. D., made the appointment.  Fr. Walsh brings decades of experience in Catholic school leadership with him. Succeeding Fr. Walsh in the center is Sister Rosemarie Nassif, SSND.  In summer 2018, the LMU and SOE community welcomed Sr. Rosemarie as the Executive Director of the CCE. 

Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, presented with the National Catholic Education Association 2017 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton President's Award

In October 2017, the National Catholic Education Association bestowed its highest award in Catholic education to Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, J.D., Ph.D.  Sr. Angie is the Senior Distinguished Fellow in the Center for Catholic Education and teaches candidates in the School of Education's Catholic School Leadership Academy.  The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton President's Award was presented to Sr. Angie for her life's contribution to Catholic education including her work in education law as it impacts Catholic schools. Read the full story.  

The National Catholic Educational Association awarded The Center for Catholic Education with the 2016 Dr. Karen M. Ristau Innovation Award

Loyola Marymount University's Center for Catholic Education has won the Dr. Karen M. Ristau Innovation Award for its comprehensive approach to furthering the mission of Catholic education.

The award, given by the National Catholic Educational Association, recognized LMU's Center for Catholic Education for its innovation in providing instruction, leadership and support for Catholic education, particularly through programs including PLACE (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education) Corps, CAST (Catholic Archdiocesan School Teachers) and the Catholic School Leadership Academy.  Read the full story.