Catholic school teachers are required to have 12 credit hours in pedagogy. The UST Graduate Certificate in Catholic Teacher Development was designed to provide Texas Catholic teachers with:

  • a streamlined application and admission policy
  • an affordable tuition structure
  • a pathway to satisfy the pedagogy requirement
Certificate and Courses

catholicschools_2Those who complete the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Teacher Development program will be in compliance with the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops Education Department requirements. They will also have earned credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree, if desired.

This 100% online program will ground teachers in the Catholic approach to educating the human person as well as the distinctive mission of the Catholic school, and also equip them with practical techniques in classroom management, curriculum, and assessment.

The program’s four courses may be taken in any order. This allows participants the flexibility to join the program in the next term, no matter what term it is. 

This course provides a grounding in Catholic philosophical anthropology of what education is, what it’s for, and how it works.

Analysis of the dynamics of the classroom unit and the examination, application and evaluation of the behavior modification, socio-emotional and group process approaches to classroom management. May be taken for early childhood, elementary, secondary, or all-level emphasis.

This course focuses on what a Catholic school is, what makes it distinctive, what role it plays in the Church and the lives of families, and how all of that affects the way teachers approach their various subject matters (from grammar to history, from math to literature). This course will help teachers integrate every subject into an educational whole with Christ at the center of the curriculum.

This course will examine the design and implementation of curriculum and the assessment and evaluation process necessary to enhance teaching and learning, align curriculum, resources, and assessments to measure student performance. Moreover, the interrelationship between instruction, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation is examined.