The Theology and Religious Studies Certificate in Theological Education empowers participants to become better teachers in Catholic high schools. The course of studies builds on the U.S. Catholic Bishops high-school curriculum framework, allowing those in the program to explore both the content of coursework they might be expected to teach and also pedagogical strategies and approaches effective with adolescents and young adults.
Students will read classic texts from the tradition and discuss ideas with other teachers. The courses offer the opportunity to develop practical applications, such as developing course units, writing lesson plans, and practicing classroom strategies. The Certificate meets the academic requirements for high school religion certification in the Diocese of Cleveland.