Religious Education Certification Reimbursement Fund

Purpose:    To financially support beginner elementary school teachers and religious education catechists (PSR, Faith Formation, Family Faith, etc.) in their first 4 years of teaching in obtaining religious education certification.

 

Elementary school teachers and religious education catechists may apply to receive fee reimbursement for successfully completed certification courses required by the Archdiocese of St. Louis through the University of Dayton (VLCFF) and/or University of Notre Dame (STEP) until certification is complete (6 courses).  The fee for one certification course = $50.00.  Teachers/Catechists are financially responsible for course materials. 

Special Note:  Reimbursements will be granted on a first come, first served basis while funding is available.

 

Archdiocese of St. Louis required religion certification courses for teachers/catechists:

Take one course from each competency area (6 total), either from Dayton OR Notre Dame. 

It is suggested that you take the RE and ST courses before taking the other courses

To apply for reimbursement:

  • Teacher/Catechist enrolls in a University of Dayton (VLCFF) and/or University of Notre Dame (STEP) required certification course and pays the fee.

  • Teacher/Catechist completes the Religious Education Certification Reimbursement Fund online application prior to the first day of the course (application can be found below).

  • Upon notification from the University of Dayton (VLCFF) and/or University of Notre Dame (STEP) of the required certification course, the Office of Catholic Education and Formation will verify the teacher’s/catechist’s successful completion of the course and reimburse the teacher/catechist for the course fee. 

 

Special Note:  Reimbursements will be granted on a first come, first served basis while funding is available.

Religious Education Certification Reimbursement Application
  1. Teachers/PSR Catechists in their first four years of teaching may apply for reimbursement. 

  2. To apply, enroll in a University of Dayton (VCLFF) course, pay the fee, and complete this form. 

  3. Upon completion of the course(s), the Office of Education and Formation will verify the teacher's/catechist's successful completion of the course per the University of Dayton cycle report and reimburse the teacher/catechist for the fee.

Generous financial support for the VLCFF and STEP partnerships

and the Religious Education Certification Reimbursement Fund

was provided for our archdiocese by the

Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus. 

This funding was made possible by the annual, statewide,

Religious Information Bureau (R.I.B) collection.

Get INFORMATION about the Missouri Knights of Columbus,

or BECOME A MEMBER today.

[Link one https://uknight.org/StateCouncilSite/index.asp?CN=US&ST=MO]

[Link two https://www.kofc.org/uns/apps/joinus/en/registration/index.html]

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