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​​Essential Qualifications​​​

All religion teachers in Catholic high schools must:

Special Considerations

All special consideration cases are evaluated by the Department of Catholic Schools. High school administrators should seek approval from the Department of Catholic Schools if a teacher who may be given a regular assignment to teach religion does not meet one or more of the essential qualifications.​

  • Teachers with an MA in theology or a related field from a non-Catholic institution may need to supplement their education with additional coursework in Catholic sacramental and moral theology.

  • Teachers with a BA in theology or a related field are required to earn an MA in theology or a related field, or a Master Catechist Certificate.

  • Teachers with a BA in a secular field are required to earn an MA in theology or a related field, or a Master Catechist Certificate.

  • Teachers coming from other dioceses are required to submit a transcript to the Department of Catholic Schools for coursework evaluation. The religion supervisor determines if there is a need for additional coursework.

​4-1-2022​
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