The Catholic Theology and Catechesis Certificate builds the theological foundation necessary for individuals who feel called to serve God by serving others. Students enrolled in the Catholic Theology Certificate program can gain a deeper understanding of theology and are equipped to teach the Catholic faith.
Over their course of study, students will take classes covering the Old and New Testament, theology, Christian spirituality, moral theology and Christian sacrament. The theology certificate program totals 24 credit hours and can be taken in both a part- and full-time capacity.
In addition to the core curriculum that provides a solid foundation in theological fundamentals, students will choose a theology elective course. Choose one of the following:
Applicants to the Catholic Theology and Catechesis program are expected to:
Your application to the program should include:
Application deadlines for the program are:
If you have any questions about applying to the Catholic theology certificate program FranU, please contact us at 225-526-1631 or at email@example.com.
The goals of the Catholic Theology and Catechesis Certificate program at FranU are:
You can learn more about FranU’s mission, vision and values by visiting our Mission & Values page.
Our Theology faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with extensive content expertise and have the Mandatum, which is a promise to teach with official doctrine of the Catholic Church.
This theology certificate program allows students to gain a sufficient theological background to effectively share the Catholic faith with others in a variety of contexts. Students will have a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and will learn how to read scripture, understand church history and engage with moral theology.
This certificate will aid one in teaching religion at Catholic schools, serving as catechists, becoming directors of religious education at parishes and becoming youth ministers. Laity who minister in the name of the Church within the Diocese of Baton Rouge are expected to acquire whatever theological and practical formation is necessary for the role(s) undertaken.
The Certificate in Catholic Theology and Catechesis meets all of the following required minimum levels of catechetical certification (these are the mandatory requirements for formation of lay ministers in the diocese):
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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
Study scripture, learn to engage with your faith in new ways and network with other Catholic students, laity and clergy in FranU’s supportive and flexible Catholic Theology and Catechesis Certificate program.
|THEO 1310 - Introduction to Theology||3|
|THEO 2320 - Introduction to the Old Testament||3|
|THEO 1320 - Introduction to Christian Spirituality||3|
|THEO 2321 - Introduction to the New Testament||3|
|THEO 3360 - Introduction to Moral Theology||3|
|THEO 3370 - Catechesis and the New Evangelization||3|
|THEO 4315 - Christian Sacraments||3|
|Curriculum Credit Hours||24|
This certificate is meant for a 2-year track, but it can go up to 4 years (1 course a semester).
**Theology Elective: (Choose ONE of the following)
- Philosophy- PHIL 2330
- Church History- THEO 2315
- Christology- THEO 3330
- Catholic Social Teaching- THEO 3350