Catholic Teacher Certificate Requirements

Catholic Teacher Certificate Requirements

The Catholic Teacher Certificate requires the successful completion of 18 credit hours. Certificate requirements vary, depending on whether a student seeks to complete the Catholic Teacher Certificate with an elementary education or secondary education emphasis. 

Elementary Education Emphasis (Grades K-6):

  • EDU 5342. Foundations of (Catholic) Education
  • EDU 5352. Educational Evaluation / Assessment
  • EDU/PSY 6326. Human Growth and Development
  • RPS 6336. Catechetics and the Development of Faith, or another approved RPS elective
  • EDU 6333. Foundations of Literacy Learning*
  • EDU 6324. Teaching Elementary Math* or EDU 6325. Teaching Elementary Science* 

* Each of these courses include clinical practice in a Catholic school classroom. If you are currently teaching in a Catholic school, you may complete your clinical practice on the job.

Secondary Education Emphasis (Grades 6-12):

  • EDU 5342. Foundations of (Catholic) Education
  • EDU 5352. Educational Evaluation / Assessment
  • EDU/PSY 6326. Human Growth and Development
  • RPS 6336. Catechetics and the Development of Faith, or another approved RPS elective
  • EDU 5323: Reading in the Secondary Schools* 
  • Select one course from the following:
    • EDU 6321. Technology in Teaching
    • EDU 6344. Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools
    • EDU 5357. ST/Gifted Learner, or another approved EDU elective

* This course requires clinical practice in a Catholic school classroom. If you currently teaching in a Catholic school, your clinical practice can be completed on the job.

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