CERTIFICATION IN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COURSES

Christ the Teacher College offers professional certificates in Religious Education. The courses*
used towards certification are the same courses used in the Master of Religious Education
Degree. Students may earn both a Master of Religious Education and various Certificates
concurrently.
*If all courses for a certificate are not immediately available, substitutions may be made.


BASIC CERTIFICATE in Religious Education includes:
CAT 600: The Catechism of the Catholic Church
CAT 601: The Ministry of the Word or CAT 613: The Teaching Tradition of the Church
CAT 604: Planning Lessons


MINISTRY CERTIFICATES in Religious Education first require attainment of the BASIC
CERTIFICATE (noted above). Ministry Certificates are available in the following concentrations
with the courses indicated:

PARISH MINISTRY COORDINATOR:
CAT 602: Catechetical Norms and Ministries
CAT 620: Parish Catechetical Ministry
CAT 640: Technology for Ministry

CLASSROOM CATECHIST:
CAT 605: Effective Catechetical Instruction
CAT 610: Modeling Christ the Teacher
CAT 611: Psychological Perspectives in Religious Education

CATECHETICAL LEADER INSTRUCTOR:
CAT 608: Forming Leaders for the Church
CAT 642: Psychological Perspectives in Pastoral Ministry
CAT 615: Ministry Collaboration

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY:
CAT 622: Youth Ministry
CAT 623: Young Adult Ministry
CAT 624: Adult Catechetical Ministry

ADULT CATECHETICAL MINISTRY:
CAT 626: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
CAT629: Apologetics for Today: Faith, Hope and Love
THE 650: Faith Development

BIBLICAL CATECHETICAL MINISTRY:
SCR 601: Introduction to the Old Testament
SCR 602: Introduction to the New Testament
CAT 634: Teaching with the Scriptures

MORAL THEOLOGY MINISTRY:
THE 604: Fundamental Moral Theology
THE 605: Topics in Moral Theology
CAT 627: Ministry Outreach: Reconciling Catholics

DOMESTIC CHURCH MINISTRY:
CAT 625: The Dignity of Marriage
CAT 606: Raising Catholics
THE 632: Domestic Church



Applicants for admission to the Certification in Religious Education Program at Christ the Teacher
College must present evidence of ability to complete Certification Course
work. An undergraduate
degree is not required. It is important to note that certification courses are the same course work
(with academic requirements) offered for the Master of Religious Education degree, and no
distinction will be made by professors between certification and degree seeking students.

To apply for admission to the Certification in Religious Education program, students must
complete and submit:
        a completed registration form (Appendix A)
        a one-page statement of purpose or intent for ministry
        a letter of recommendation from their Pastor indicating they are a Catholic in good standing
(Appendix B)





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