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Catholic Education, Minor

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 Theological Studies and its School of Education's 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.

Required Courses
THEO 2110Old Testament3
or THEO 2210 New Testament
THEO 2510Christian Ethics3
THEO 2610The Christian Sacraments3
EDF 3840Professional Ethics3
EDF 4835Foundations of Catholic Education3
EDI 4360Principles and Methods of Catechetics3
EDI 4880Senior Inquiry: Non-Certification3
Total Credits21

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a 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.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please contact:
Saint Louis University School of Education