Catholic education has always been at the heart of the Church’s mission in the world, animated by educators who honor the dignity of each student. The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) offers a range of flexible degree, certificate, and continuing education opportunities for Catholic school teachers and administrators.
Partnering with Catholic Educators
Qualified Catholic school teachers and administrators receive at least a 50% tuition scholarship for our master's and certificate programs.
We work with Diocesan Catholic Schools offices to develop a course schedule that accommodates their educators' particular needs.
We offer three master's programs, six 18-credit certificate programs, and several advanced degrees (including a Ph.D. in theology and education). Below you'll find three of our most flexible programs for educators who want to pursue graduate studies while teaching.
Earn your master's through our hybrid M.A. program, combining online courses during the academic year with on-campus summer courses.About the Hybrid M.A.
Intended for educators and catechists looking to gain an introduction to religious education, benefitting from STM’s tradition of expertise in this area.About the Certificate
This flexible 18-credit certificate program can be completed entirely online and provides a broad grounding in theology and ministry.About the Certificate
STM faculty are committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and service. Our Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry is known for their expertise in religious education, researching appropriate pedagogies for handing on the faith to students of different ages and backgrounds.
Our Continuing Education programs provide access to world-class theological and pastoral scholarship for those who seek to deepen their faith. Catholic educators will find a wealth of affordable professional development opportunities to support their teaching.
With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community, Crossroads offers several non-credit courses related to Catholic education and faith renewal.
Encore is a free, curated collection of digital resources covering a range of topics, including several related to teaching. This archive includes podcasts and videos of our on-campus events.
Los cursos en español están orientados a la formación continua de todas las personas que quieran profundizar en su desarrollo humano, espiritual y teológico desde una perspectiva cristiana.
Our online offerings include a range of non-credit certificate programs and remote courses. The cost is $30 for 3–4 week courses, or $60 for 5–6 week courses.
Adult Faith Formation
Teaching Religion to Children: Creative Strategies and Best Practices
Teaching Religion to Adolescents: Creative Strategies and Best Practices
Catholic Social Teaching: Living Faith in Our Social Context
A Catholic View of Today's Families