Advanced Certificate in Faith Formation
Fordham University

Program Details

The online degree program for an Advanced Certificate in Faith Formation at Fordham University is designed for teachers, parish religious educators, and other part-time and volunteer parish ministers. The program has the potential to further prepare them for parish service and/or religious education. 

The curriculum covers core elements laid out by the Roman Catholic church, including:

  • Scripture and Its Interpretation
  • Dogmatic Theology
  • Church History
  • Spirituality
  • Canon Law

You will also cover theology elements including Liturgical and Sacramental Theology, Moral theology and Catholic Social Teaching, and Pastoral Theology.  The program consists of courses in Ecclesiology, in the New Testament, and from four of these areas: Liturgy, Sacraments, Spirituality, or Religious Education.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education