|About the GRACE Program|
The Gulf Region Academy for Catholic Educators (GRACE) program is a two-year program in conjunction with the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE) . The mission of the program centers around three distinct pillars: community living, spirituality, and professional development.
Members of this program live together in community as they complete their two-year commitments to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The mission of GRACE is to send teachers to work primarily in under-resourced Catholic elementary and high schools. Beginning in the first summer of the program, GRACE students take courses specific to their degree plan and that fulfill the requirements set forth by the Archdiocese. GRACErs with a previous educational background have the option to earn credentials in other areas, as additional courses may need to be taken outside of the degree plan. A portion of their salary will contribute toward the cost of administering the program, housing, and other expenses incurred on the members’ behalf. Because of the demands of the program, GRACE teachers must remain unmarried during their two-year commitment.