The leading-edge undertakings of the Institute for Educational Initiatives can be grouped in three categories. One of those is excellence in leadership: investing in professional formation.
The Institute develops teachers, leaders, and other informed stakeholders capable of realizing long-term, transformational influence on K-12 schools and school systems, public and private.
This work is accomplished within these units of Institute:
Teaching Fellows - A two-year program for recent college graduates, including on-campus formation and classroom experience as teachers in under-resourced Catholic elementary and secondary schools around the US. The curriculum leads to a Master of Education (M. Ed.) degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program - A two-year program for current teachers, including on-campus formation and apprenticeship experience in leadership functions while the individual continues usual classroom employment. The curriculum, also incorporating a significant applied research component, leads to a Master of Arts in educational leadership (M.A.) degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Inclusive Catholic Education and English as a New Language - Each of these licensure programs for inclusionary practices is a one-year program for current teachers combining on-campus and online courses while these individuals continue their teaching activities.
- Education, Schooling, and Society (ESS) - The Interdisciplinary Minor
An interdisciplinary academic minor open to University of Notre Dame undergraduates, offered through the College of Arts and Letters.
Indiana is one of eight states in a major initiative to boost student learning in ways that will help college and career readiness, school educational resources, and local and statewide participation in the 21st-century economy. The AP-TIP IN program, representing a partnership from the worlds of education, business, and government and based upon a proven model for improved math and science teaching, is administered by the University of Notre Dame through its Institute for Educational initiatives.