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LEVEL ONE RELIGION CERTIFICATION

12 basic credits

ST 101     BASIC CATHOLIC TEACHINGS – 2 credit

                 or VLCFF Dayton- Survey of Catholic Doctrine

LT 101     CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL AND LITURGICAL THEOLOGY—2 credits

                 or VLCFF Dayton- Sacraments

MT101     FOUNDATIONS OF CATHOLIC MORALITY—2 credits

                or VLCFF Dayton- Intro to Christian Morality

SS 101    INTRODUCTION TO SACRED SCRIPTURE—2 credits

                or VLCFF Dayton- Intro to Scripture

SP 187    SPIRITUAL FORMATION—2 credits

                or VLCFF Dayton- Intro to Prayer

RE 174   TEACHING RELIGION TO CHILDREN—2 credits

                 or VLCFF Dayton- Intro to Catechesis

* Two additional elective credits are required every five years to maintain Level  One certification.

LEVEL TWO RELIGION CERTIFICATION

24 Credits

[Level One Basic Certification +12 additional credits as indicated below]

 

Elementary Religious Education Specialist

For someone employed to teach in an elementary school as a full-time or half-time religion teacher 12 additional credits are required.

Elementary School Religion Coordinator

12 additional credits + a course on Administration of Catechetical Programs or VLCFF Dayton- Foundations for leadership in Ministry

 

Elementary Parish School of Religion (PSR) Coordinator

12 additional credits + a course on Administration of Catechetical Programs or VLCFF Dayton- Foundations for leadership in Ministry

 

12 ADDITIONAL CREDITS FOR LEVEL TWO CERTIFICATION INCLUDE:

  • ST   2 additional credits in systematic theology: e.g., Trinitarian theology, Christology, Mariology, Vatican II, Faith and Science, Treasures of the Holy Spirit, World Religions, Church History, Understanding the Mass

  • LT   2 additional credits in liturgical and sacramental theology: e.g., Liturgy of the Word with Children, The Saints and the Liturgical Year, Understanding the Mass

  • SP    2 additional credits in spirituality: e.g.: contemplative spirituality, The Lord’s Prayer, St. Francis De Sales, St. Francis of Assisi, Discerning God’s Will

  • MT   2 additional credits in moral theology: e.g.: medical ethics, sexual morality, social justice.

  • SS     2 additional credits in Sacred Scripture, e.g., Hebrew Scriptures, Synoptic Gospels, St. John’s Gospel, Revelation, Psalms, Paul’s Epistles

  • RE    2 additional credits in applicable catechetical methods for adolescents or teens or for students with special needs, adult catechesis, or RCIA.

 

LEVEL THREE RELIGION CERTIFICATION

36 credits

  • [Level Two requirements + 12 additional credits as in Level Two]

 

Adult Religious Education Coordinator

  • 12 additional credits + a course on Administration of Catechetical Programs or VLCFF Dayton- Foundations for leadership in Ministry

 

High School Religion Teacher

  • M.A. in Theology or Religious Education

  • [OR]

  • Elementary Religious Education Specialist certification + 12 additional elective credits in theology - as suggested in Level Two.

 

Director of Religious Education

  • M.A. Religious Education or Theology

  • [OR]

  • Religion Coordinator certification + 10 additional elective credits in theology – as suggested in Level Two + 2 additional credits in catechetics as suggested in Level Two.