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 10-11, June 17-18 and June 24-25.

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 10/Sat. June 11
Registration is now closed.
TH 3211 Catechesis & the Church:                           

An in-depth exploration of how the Fathers of the Church have understood and practiced catechesis.

Fri. June 17/Sat. June 18
Registration closes on Wednesday, June 15 at noon.
TH 4211 Catechesis & the New Evangelization:                           

An in-depth exploration of effective catechesis in the modern world

Fri. June 24/Sat. June 25
Registration closes on Wednesday, June 22 at noon.

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 intellect ascent 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.

Click here to apply online now. Submitting the application is free. 

For additional information, contact our Admissions team at 1-844-BE EXTRA or admissions@stgregorys.edu.