Saint Louis University's minor in Catholic Education provides elementary education majors with the requisite coursework to be eligible for elementary religious education certification in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and most, if not all, other dioceses in the United States.
The 21-credit curriculum draws from both Saint Louis University's Department of Theology and its School of Education Educational Studies program. Theology majors who wish to teach in Catholic high schools are welcome and encouraged to enroll in EDF 4835 Foundations of Catholic Education and EDI 4360 Principles and Methods of Catechetics, and to plan their theology coursework to include courses in systematic theology, scripture, moral theology and sacramental theology.
The School of Education at Saint Louis University is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). To contact CAEP:
1140 19th St NW #400 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 223-0077
or THEO 2210
The Christian Sacraments
Leadership and Service Seminar
Foundations of Catholic Education
Principles and Methods of Catechetics
Senior Inquiry: Non-Certification
Minimum grade point average of 2.00 for acceptance and continuation. Courses must be completed with no grade lower than a C. A grade of “C-” does not satisfy the requirement.