Certificate in Religious Education
Online or On Campus
The Continuing Education Certificate in Religious Education provides educators with a broad and in-depth exploration of the field. The coursework combines the development of confidence and creativity in working out curricula and gives practice in crafting effective learning processes. Pursuing a Certificate in Religious Education (CRE) provides individuals with a set of multi-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies to enrich their practice while at the same time earning a professional credential from an institution with a long-standing reputation for excellence in education and ministerial formation. This program is offered both on-campus and online.
This program is also offered for graduate credit.
The Loyola Institute for Ministry, supported by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, implemented the project entitled "Communicating Charism."
The grant's purpose was to build social media and leadership capacity among members of seven communities of women religious in the U.S., Africa, and Asia.
36 Continuing Education Units
master of religious education
Loyola’s Master of Religious Education consists of 36 continuing education units of religious education courses online taken as follows:
- Core courses (18 CEUs)
- Focus area courses (9 CEUs)
- Elective courses (6 CEUs)
- Capstone course (3 CEUs)
Check out the University Bulletin to view further curriculum information about Loyola's online religious education program.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Recently, Prestigious Journal Religious Education, the official publication of the Religious Education Association, published faculty member Tracey Lamont’s article, “Catholic Schools as Spaces for Transformative Encounter.”
Alloys Nyakundi, MPS student, came from Kenya to study at the Institute for Ministry in New Orleans because of his passion for leading and promoting Youth Small Christian Communities, or YSCCs. In a recent trio of publications, he shares that insight as it has been informed by his experiences and his studies.
Alumna Lorraine Hess presented a workshop titled “Eucharistic Adoration: A Communal Invitation to Mission” with Fr. Rick Hilgartner at the 2018 convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. A podcast of the presentation is now available. In it, they offer suggestions regarding how worshiping communities might enhance their members’ experience of Adoration.