Certifications

PAUL VI CERTIFICATIONS

PAUL VI CERTIFICATE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Course Requirements (20 credits) Once you have completed all courses complete the Paul VI Certification Request Form.

  • SS Sacred Scripture - 6 credits
  • ST Sacred Theology - 6 credits
  • RE/PT Religious Ed/Pastoral Theology - 4 credits
  • MT Moral Theology - 2 credits
  • LT Liturgy - 2 credits


PAUL VI ONLINE CATECHISM CERTIFICATE
The Online Catechism Certificate Program is a two-year program of thorough study of the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each semester, students take a 10-week online course. Through these four courses, students examine and reflect on basic beliefs, sacraments, moral teachings of the Church and prayer. Upon successful completion of the courses, students may receive the Catechism Certificate. (Students also may take these courses in the traditional classroom format and count them toward the certificate.) Once you have completed all courses complete the PAUL VI Certification Request Form.

Required Courses (8 credits):

  • ST 101 Catechism I: Basic Catholic Doctrine - 2 credits
  • LT 101 Catechism II: Catholic Sacramental and Liturgical Theology - 2 credits
  • MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations of Catholic Morality - 2 credits
  • SP 101 Catechism IV: Introduction to Catholic Prayer and Spirituality - 2 credits

CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE CERTIFICATIONS

RELIGION TEACHER CERTIFICATION (Catholic Education Office)
Paul VI offers courses toward certification granted by the Catholic Education Office for teachers in Archdiocesan elementary schools and Parish Schools of Religion (PSR). Teachers are required to complete 12 credits in doctrine, scripture, morality, sacraments and methodology for various age levels. An additional course is required every five years for updating. Once you have completed required courses, contact Catholic Education Office to receive certification.

Required Courses (12 credits):

  • ST 101 Catechism I: Basic Catholic Doctrine - 2 credits
  • LT 101 Catechism II: Catholic Sacramental and Liturgical Theology - 2 credits
  • MT 101 Catechism III: Foundations of Catholic Morality - 2 credits
  • SS 101 Introduction to Sacred Scripture - 2 credits
  • RE Catechetical Methods - 2 credits
  • Elective- 2 credits

Paul VI courses also count toward CRE (24 credits) or DRE (34 credits) certification by the Catholic Education Office. See Religious Education Department Certification Policies for specific requirements and complete policy for all certifications.. Contact Catholic Education Office for review of credits required for certification.