The University of Dallas Catholic Teacher Certificate
We must remember that teachers and educators fulfill a specific Christian vocation
and share an equally specific participation in the mission of the Church, to the extent
that "it depends chiefly on them whether the Catholic school achieves its purpose."
– Congregation for Catholic Education
With the University of Dallas Catholic Teacher Certificate, you will meet all of the
Texas Catholic Conference Education Department pedagogy requirements for teaching
in Texas Catholic schools. The program is comprised of 18 credit hours and offers
emphases in elementary or secondary education.
What you need to know about the Catholic Teacher Certificate:
- The CTC certifies distinctive preparation for teaching in Catholic schools, at the
elementary or secondary level.
- Courses are offered in foundational pedagogical knowledge, rooted in educational research
and Church teaching, to guide teachers in the integration of Catholic values and effective
- Students gain practical experience in Catholic school classrooms, with Catholic school
- Students are invited to become members in the University of Dallas Catholic Cohort,
a community of practice supporting the growth and continuing education of Catholic
- The Catholic Teacher Certificate can count towards the fulfillment of some of the
credit hour requirements for additional graduate programs at the university, or towards
the fulfillment of some of the requirements for the accredited Texas Teacher Preparation
Program for full Texas teacher certification.
Are you called to be a Catholic school teacher?
Teachers in Catholic schools have a unique responsibility. They are called to be well
prepared in subject matter and Catholic values and to integrate those values into
their teaching. The Church relies on Catholic school teachers to deliver a Christian
education that integrates the insights of faith into all teaching and learning experiences,
in all content areas. They are charged with the formation of the whole child and guide
students by both word and deed to develop and enrich their human knowledge through
the light of faith.
Ready to take the next step?
Explore the Certificate Requirements.
Reach out to the Braniff Graduate Office online or give us a call at 972-721-5106. We're happy to answer any questions you might
have about studying at the University of Dallas.