The Center for Catholic Education brings together a broad range of programs to advance PK-12 education and provide solutions to the challenges facing Catholic education in Los Angeles and the nation:

PLACE Corps (Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education)

A two-year service program that recruits young people from across the nation who commit to teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese while pursuing a combined teaching credential and M.A. degree. Learn more.

PLACE Early Childhood Education Program

A master's program to prepare teachers for the pre-school and kindergarten years, drawing primarily from Los Angeles Archdiocesan schools. Learn more.

PLACE Professional Credentialing Program

A program tailored specifically for Catholic school teachers, giving them the opportunity to earn professional credentials. Learn more.

PLACE Literacy Program

Programs leading to either a Reading Specialist credential or a five-course certificate in Advanced Literacy Skills for Teaching At-Risk Students, designed at the request of the Los Angeles Archdiocese and customized for Catholic school teachers working with at-risk children in the area of literacy. Learn more.

Catholic School Leadership Academy

A two-year in-service program leading to an M.A. in Catholic School Administration, along with a four-course certificate program in Catholic School Administration for Catholic school principals and other leaders. Learn more.

Catholic Inclusion Program (Special Education)

A two-year program leading to an M.A. in Catholic Inclusive Education, as well as a five-course certificate program in Catholic Inclusive Education to prepare teachers and administrators to support and educate students with disabilities and their families. Learn more.

CAST (Catholic Archdiocesan School Teachers)

A two-year master’s degree and preliminary teaching credential program offered in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to approximately 2,000 archdiocesan teachers. Learn more.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice

SOE’s doctoral program prepares leaders who are knowledgeable and deeply committed to education reform in diverse communities, enables program participants to choose from among three areas of focus: Catholic, public, or charter schools. Learn more.