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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.

Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Information Session

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Certificate Overview

36 Continuing Education Units

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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.

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