Translating former fifteen CREDO courses into the 3 dimensions
If you have completed one or more of the following courses, please use the following as a guide to document your current position in the certification process.
The three dimensions that require a set number of hours for Advanced certification are as follows:
- Catechist- The Catechist dimension reflects the human and spiritual dimensions of the individual and includes spiritual growth opportunities such as retreats, personal growth training and well-being experiences and study on topics pertaining to spiritual growth. 18 hours in needed in this dimension.
- Content- The Content dimension is the content of Catholic theology, teaching and belief. 24 hours are needed in this dimension.
- Pastoral- The Pastoral dimension deals with people and relationships skills, time management and methods in caring for a specific audience. 18 hours in needed in this dimension.
Prior CREDO Courses New Certification Documentation per course
Creed: We Believe 2 hours in Content/2 hours Catechist
Basic Church History 4 hours in Content
Catechist as Minister 2 hours in Catechist/2 hours in Pastoral
Catholic Social Teaching 2 hours in Content/2 hours Catechist
Ecclesiology 4 hours in Content
Getting Started as Catechist 2 hours in Catechist/2 hours in Pastoral
Grade Specific Methodology 4 hours in Pastoral
Introduction to Scripture 4 hours in Content
The Learner 4 hours in Pastoral
The Mass 4 hours in Content
Morality 4 hours in Content
Overview of the Sacraments 4 hours in Content
Prayer 4 hours in Catechist
Theological Reflection 2 hours in Content/2 hours Catechist
The Role of the Catechist 2 hours in Catechist/2 hours in Pastoral