Franciscan University exists to prepare men and women like you to become leaders in our society and the Church. In accord with that mission, the Theology Department offers the chance to receive professional training in catechetics. This training rounds and happens in conjunction with our MA in Theology and Christian Ministry Program, providing you with practical knowledge and experience in passing on the faith to others.
If you are considering teaching in a parish, diocesan, or other religious education setting, you will find this program invaluable.
The certification in catechetics is available only to those students who study here on our campus in Steubenville, Ohio. You must complete the program in conjunction with the MA in Theology and Christian Ministry Program. To qualify for the certification, you will need to accumulate 42 total credit hours. This means six additional courses in catechetics beyond the requirements of the MA Program itself. You also will need to give an exit presentation on an aspect of the catechetical endeavor during your final semester in the program.
St. Francis heard the call, "Go, rebuild my Church." This track of study will help you respond to that same call.
The Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry Program immerses you in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and magisterial teaching, giving you a deeply challenging and authentically Catholic theological education.
The Church needs men and women steeped in Catholic theology and passionate about passing it along. We established our graduate theology program in 1980, and today it is one of the most respected and sought-after programs in the country.