Further Information on Educational Background for Master Catechist Certification
Advanced Formal Certificate
An Advanced Formal Certificate refers to a certificate that has a foundational overview of the Catholic faith and catechesis. Though not limited to these, the following are examples from our partnered institutions.
Examples of certificates that provide a foundational overview from the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Center for Faith Formation VLCFF are:
Examples of certificates that provide a foundational overview from the University of Notre Dame McGrath institute STEP online program are:
Additional Certification Option
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a specialized approach to religious formation for children. Being trained in CGS requires specific formation (Level 1, 2, and 3). Examples of the levels that provide a foundational overview from CGS are:
- Certificate of Completion Level 1 (2 and 3)
A degree program in religious education, theology or pastoral studies (or its equivalent) includes the following degree titles:
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Associate in Arts (A.A.)
If you have a combination of college, online, and/or Doorways courses and are interested in obtaining a Master Catechist Certification, then please contact the Certification Specialist so that your documentation may be reviewed.