Certificate in Catechetics Summer Program

Learn to teach like Christ the Teacher...

St. Gregory’s University Certificate in Catechetics effectively informs individuals on how to transmit the riches of the Catholic faith in a truly ecclesial manner.  Avoiding the many and varied pitfalls of modern catechetical efforts, St. Gregory’s programming looks to foster a model of catechesis that is imitative of God and His Church.  By examining the perennial wisdom of both Sacred Scripture and Tradition, participants will learn to measure and model their own catechetical endeavors after the one true Teacher, Jesus Christ. 

This programming is ideally suited for catechists, Catholic teachers, parents, or anyone else interested in participating in the New Evangelization and the revitalization of Western culture.

Earn your certificate with successful completion of three summer weekend catechetical courses being held June 9–10, June 16–17, and June 23–24.

All three courses can be taken in one summer, or they can be taken sequentially over a three year period. The courses run Friday evening (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) and all day Saturday (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.).

Click here to download the Certificate in Catechetics Syllabus.


Course No. Course Title Date Credit Hours
TH 2211 Catechesis & God’s Pedagogy:
An in-depth scriptural exploration of God’s method of teaching as revealed in Sacred Scripture.
Fri. June 9/Sat. June 10
Registration closes May 26.
TH 3211 Catechesis & the Church:
An in-depth exploration of how the Fathers of the Church have understood and practiced catechesis.
Fri. June 16/Sat. June 17
Registration closes June 2.
TH 4211 Catechesis & the New Evangelization:
An in-depth exploration of effective catechesis in the modern world.
Fri. June 23/Sat. June 24
Registration closes June 9.

Student Learning Outcomes:

While every graduate of the program should have a general knowledge of the Church’s rich catechetical tradition, and be able to utilize this tradition in new ways in their own particular ministries, there are deeper aims of the programming:

  1. Awareness of the many and varied philosophical biases and presuppositions of modern thought that prevent or hinder intellectual assent to the faith.
  2. Acknowledgment and appreciation of the importance and effectiveness of the Catholic imagination, narration, and the cultivation of wonder in the evangelization effort.
  3. The recovery and contemporization of scholastic dialectic as a mode of public inquiry, cultural critique, and evangelization.

Cost of Program:

$50 per credit hour. The tuition includes registration, photocopies, wine and cheese social on Friday evening, and continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

For additional information, contact our Admissions team at (405) 878-5100, or admissions@stgregorys.edu.