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Archdiocesan Certification for Teachers in Catholic Schools Who Do Not Teach Religion

* Please Note *
Level 1 Catechist Certification with the Archdiocese of San Antonio meets the requirements for Archdiocesan Certification for Teachers in Catholic Schools Who Do Not Teach Religion.  

Archdiocesan Certification for Teachers in Catholic Schools Who Do Not Teach Religion helps to assure that teachers in the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of San Antonio have a sufficient knowledge of the teachings and practice of the Catholic Church to foster and support the essential faith-based environment of a Catholic School.


These 25 lessons present the teachings of the Catholic Faith in an interactive format that presents the lesson through videotaped presentations which draw from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using a mix of solid content, personal stories, prayer and discussion questions, this course makes it easy to learn and understand the Church’s teaching about topics such as the Revelation, Prayer, the Mass and the Sacraments. The course also seeks to answer common questions that Catholics encounter each day.

- The Trinity and Creation    - The Mass, Part I: Introduction and Liturgy of the Word
- Original Sin and Its Consequences - The Mass, Part II: Liturgy of the Eucharist
- The Incarnation - The Blessed Sacrament
- Ecclesiology: Christ Establishes the Church - The Sacraments of Healing
- The Church’s Ecumenical & Missionary Mandate - Holy Orders
- Divine Revelation: God Speaks to Us - The Sacrament of Marriage
- The Liberation of Humanity from Sin - Christian Morality, Part I
- The Sermon on the Mount - Christian Morality, Part II
- Prayer - The Human Community
- Mary, Our Spiritual Mother - The Ten Commandments
- Marian Doctrines - Death, Judgment and Purgatory
- Liturgy and the Sacraments - The End Times
- Baptism and Confirmation


Each lesson is designed to take approximately 60 minutes during the full course of studies


Each lesson includes:

- opening prayer and meditation

-  objectives for the lesson

-  pre-assessment

-  vocabulary

- foundational Scripture reference

- introduction

- lesson content

- conclusion

- additional questions and/or

- questions for reflection

- post-assessment

- closing prayer


Applying for Certification


Once all 25 lessons have been completed, the individual must print a copy of the online certificate and submit it, along with the application for certification (available at, to his or her principal, who will send it on behalf of the teacher to the Archdiocese of San Antonio Academy for Lay Ecclesial Ministry. The individual must assure that the application is complete. An incomplete application will be returned to the individual.


Expiration and Renewal 


- Certification for Teachers who Do Not Teach Religion is good for 4 years only 

- 10 hours of continuing education credit are required annually after Certification is achieved.

- Continuing education includes workshops and conferences of a religious nature sponsored by Catholic institutions. 

- Teacher must re-apply for certification after 4 years and provide documentation of hours of continuing education credit during each year.

Fee $50

Payable upon registration at 

My Catholic Faith Delivered


For further information please contact:

John Miller

Associate Director

[email protected]

Phone: 210-734-1989

Fax: 210-734-2758