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The Center for Catholic School Excellence

The Center for Catholic School Excellence at Mount St. Mary’s University, founded in 2009, promotes reflection, strategic planning, and inquiry with parish and diocesan leaders.  We are a resource for professional development and provide consulting services for teachers and administrators in K-12 Catholic schools. The Center also enriches the undergraduate experience through seminars and speakers.

Consulting Services
for K-12 Catholic schools
Seminars and Resources
for Students
Fostering High Quality
Catholic Education
Immaculata High School Consulting Visit
Student teacher
Professors Ryan And Eick

Fostering High Quality Catholic Education

It is fitting that America's second oldest Catholic university devote its resources to fostering Catholic education for future generations. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's first home in Emmitsburg was on our campus. From here, supported by our founder Fr. John DuBois, St. Elizabeth dedicated herself to the Catholic education of children. The Center for Catholic School Excellence is a living commitment to the Church's ministry of education in the Catholic community.

Professional Development and Consulting Services

The Center for Catholic School Excellence, housed within the Mount's nationally accredited Department of Education, provides a range of programs, courses and workshops designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning in Catholic schools.

Topics for Professional Development and Consulting Services include but are not limited to:

  • Catholic Identity

  • Marketing and Enrollment Management

  • School Governance

  • Finance

  • Curriculum & Instructional Strategies

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Technology Facilitation

Preparing Future Catholic Educators

Each year Mount St. Mary's University awards teaching degrees to 50-60 highly qualified students well grounded in the Catholic liberal arts tradition. Our students go on to serve in classrooms throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. In all its programs, Mount St. Mary's aims to graduate men and women who cultivate a mature spiritual life, who live by high intellectual and moral standards, who respect the dignity of other persons, who see and seek to resolve the problems facing humanity, and who commit themselves to live as responsible citizens. Individuals who engage with The Center for Catholic School Excellence enhance their spirituality as they work with others to raise the consciousness of a nation about the value of Catholic schools in our society.

Here are some advantages our students have:

  • Advanced teacher development programs in reading and technology

  • Teaching seminars for Catholic school educators

  • Alumni and career development panels

  • Annual professional development day for Catholic educators

  • One-on-one mentoring with faculty

  • Internships and access to Maryland schools, which are consistently ranked at the top in the nation

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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