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Center for Teaching Excellence

The mission of The Catholic University of America Center for Teaching Excellence is to support intellectual growth in and out of the classroom. The Center's goal is to foster an environment in which students are given a robust teaching, advising, and mentoring experience within a world-class research context. Services include online resources, workshops on a variety of instructional topics and techniques, and teaching orientation for new faculty and graduate teaching assistants.


View our latest online presentation on videoconferencing with Dr. Rosalind Flynn here! Note: you will initially see a message saying 'no content'; ignore this and click the play button. This video will be available for viewing until April 26th.


The center will host a series of brownbag lunches and workshops on various teaching, advising, and mentoring topics.

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Instructional Support Resources

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Resources around campus for supporting teaching and learning.

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Services include individual consultations, feedback on syllabi, course design, and instructional coaching.

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Recommended Reading


Books, journal articles, and other information on topics related to teaching excellence.

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Meet the Director

Angela McRaeDr. Angela McRae has extensive experience in curriculum development and instructional support. Dr. McRae’s expertise as a researcher includes designing and assessing science/literacy integrated curriculum, assessing behavioral engagement and motivation in the classroom, and designing and providing professional development for instructors.

Contact Information

Angela McRae, Ph.D.

Student Assistant

Marie Erickson, a junior Secondary Education English major and Spanish minor, hopes to teach middle or high school literature and Spanish and is also very interested in curriculum design and education policy. Among her educational interests, she enjoys learning about professional development programs for teachers and best practices for teaching English Language Learners. She has previously interned at the U.S. Department of Education as well as the American Federation of Teachers and is excited to serve at the university’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

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We want to hear from you! Please complete the Center for Teaching Excellence Survey to let us know what programs, services, and resources would be most useful to you!