Go deeper into the mission of Catholic education.

Catholic liberal education is not just another program to adopt; it is a philosophy to infuse. It depends upon the ongoing spiritual and intellectual formation of the educators themselves. After all, it is the teachers who guide students to see the world through the eyes of faith, to love that which is worth loving, and to use their gifts in the service of God. Our work is much more than “professional development.” We think of it as nurturing the vocation of teaching in the light of Christ.

We believe that the witness of passionate, faith-filled teachers, school leaders, and superintendents is powerful and irreplaceable. Indeed, the Church tells us that “it depends chiefly on [teachers] whether the Catholic school achieves its purpose.” All our events and formation programs inspire and equip those who have responded to this vocation. We help educators realize the full implications of a philosophy of education that puts Jesus Christ, the Logos, at its center. We focus on how this affects what we teach and how we teach.

How can the Church reach children in this increasingly secular age? For 40 hours a week for 36 weeks of the year, Catholic schools are poised to be a vital engine of evangelization in the lives of students. This influence then has ripple effects into the families themselves and the wider culture.

Explore our opportunities for professional development,
then contact us to consider next steps.

Formation for


The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education is now offering a robust alternative to state teacher licensure: a national credential that prepares educators to infuse a deeply Catholic philosophy and practice of education into their teaching.

For more information about ICLE’s Catholic Educator Formation and Credential (CEFC), please view the program page:

Formation for

schools and Educators

    • School Renewal: 2 or 3 year comprehensive plans
    • School workshops on the philosophy and practice of Catholic liberal education (1, 2, or 3 days on-site)
    • Faculty Webinars (individual topics or series)
    • Curriculum Reviews


      For more information about ICLE’s School Services, please view the program page:

Formation for




  • Exploratory/Discernment Plans for Schools and Dioceses
  • Presentations for Parents
  • Presentations and Consultations for Clergy and Religious
  • Presentations and Consultations for Benefactors and Boards

Contact us for services at your school

We’d be delighted to chat with you about formation options specific for your school. Click the button below to connect with one of ICLE’s faculty members.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are granted for participation in ICLE workshops, programs, and events. You may request a certificate of attendance for a previous workshop HERE.