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Earn a Certificate for Teaching in Catholic Schools from 马会论坛’s

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Teaching in Catholic Schools is for college graduates who are interested in teaching in elementary, middle or high school Catholic schools, especially in Texas. This certificate fulfills the required teaching credential necessary for teachers to remain employed as instructional faculty at Catholic schools. 

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB ED) requires teachers in Texas Catholic schools to have at least 12 hours of undergraduate or graduate education courses by the end of their second year of teaching.

This certificate will enable students to gain knowledge and virtual experience in teaching at the elementary, middle or high school level without having to do student-teaching, one of the requirements to acquire a Texas teaching certificate for public schools. This certificate will qualify students to teach in primary through secondary Catholic schools, but not public schools.

  • Online Education


    The 12-credit-hour Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Teaching in Catholic Schools is offered online and during the summer.

  • Certificate Program

    The 12-hour undergraduate certificate includes four required courses. All courses are offered online and during the summer.

  • Courses

    Courses include:

    • The American Catholic School
    • Human Development and Learning in the Catholic School Setting
    • Teaching Diverse Populations for Post-Baccalaureate Students
    • Instructional Planning, Assessment and Evaluation for Post-Baccalaureate Students


Certificate Admission Requirements and Process

To apply to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Teaching in Catholic Schools, complete the as an undergraduate student. You will also need to submit a final transcript showing degree conferral. An unofficial transcript may be submitted.

If you have any questions regarding the admission process, contact Angeli Willson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department, at awillson@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3121, or the Office of Admission at uadm@stmarytx.edu.


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Certificate FAQs

Post-baccalaureate certificates are meant to be pursued post-graduation, after you have been granted a bachelor鈥檚 degree. They are not considered graduate-level certificates and cannot transfer to a master’s degree program at 马会论坛’s.

What is a post-baccalaureate certificate?

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Teaching in Catholic Schools is offered at a fixed rate of $6,000 and includes tuition and required fees.

How much does the certificate cost?

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Teaching in Catholic Schools is 12 credit hours and is designed to be completed over one or two summers.

How long does it take to complete the certificate?

The classes in the program are online, meaning they are mostly asynchronous. Online courses are not taught in real-time but include pre-recorded lectures, video uploads, class chats and individual meetings with professors. Students will also be expected to check in with their professors in weekly synchronous meetings.

Are the online classes in the program synchronous or asynchronous?

No, student teaching will not be required to complete the certificate.

Is student teaching required to complete the certificate?

No. The certificate only qualifies students to teach in Catholic schools, not public schools.

Is this certificate applicable to teaching in public schools?
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