Hybrid Program for Catechetical Certification

Hybrid Basic Catechetical Certificate for Religion Teachers in San Diego Catholic Schools

Complete your basic catechetical certificate at the University of San Diego in a hybrid format combining online and classroom instruction. USD, in collaboration with the Office for Schools and the Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry at the Diocese of San Diego, is excited to offer a new hybrid program specifically designed for schoolteachers to earn their Basic Catechetical Formation Certificate. Build the foundation of your pastoral, spiritual and theological knowledge online and then come to the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego for further inspiration and to learn best practices with your fellow teachers.

Recognizing the catechetical leadership of those teaching religion in Catholic schools, this program is designed to provide professional development for religious educators to grow in their personal, intellectual, and technical capacities. The certification offers a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice in a way that relates to their life experiences and offers an opportunity to develop an understanding of their own faith. Through the study of Scripture, and the teaching of the Church's tradition, students learn how they can provide quality, effective catechesis among the diverse people of God.

The online portion will be available beginning March 1, 2019. It consists of approximately 21 hours of coursework that must be completed prior to the Religious Educators Summit.

Religious Educators Summit

Monday, June 17,  8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18,  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch provided both days.

Cost: $150.00