McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education

Who are we?

The McGrath Institute for Jesuit Catholic Education supports Catholic schools around the world to ensure the history and promise of Jesuit Catholic education endures and grows.

The institute works collaboratively with a broad range of programs in the USF school of education, particularly the Masters, Doctorate and Certificate programs in Catholic Education Leadership, to prepare Catholic-school leaders, to increase public awareness of Catholic schools’ impact on communities, to conduct and disseminate research in Catholic education, to strengthen Catholic Schools commitment to a faith that does justice, and to explore and develop innovative ways to support transformative Catholic education.

What do we do?

  • Engage social reality as a core text.
  • Prepare Catholic School Leaders and educators through rigorous academic programs at USF School of Education.
  • Using the 450 year lens of successful Jesuit pedagogy, the Institute supports teachers, administrators and educators in discovering effective means toward educational success.
  • Dialogue on contemporary issues of Catholic Education: diversity, spirituality, pedagogy, finances, leadership models, student identities, social justice, liberation, Catholic identity and school closures.
  • Support educators as public intellectuals encouraging public events, essays, articles, and guest lectures.


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