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 Elementary Specialization


As part of the certification process, this in-depth program teaches skills specific to the elementary classroom. All elementary catechists are welcome whether pursuing certification or not. This two day Specialization is offered twice a year in August and February/March.  Fliers for upcoming Elementary Specializations can be found on the Upcoming Events page for the Office of Religious Education.

An overview of the weekend follows:

Module 1:     The Catechist (Saturday AM)"The Spiritual Life of Children" by Robert ColesThe Religious Potential of the Child by Sofia Cavalletti
A.    The Person of the Catechist

B.      History of Catechesis

C.    Catechetical Method

Module 2:     The Child (Saturday PM)

A.    Development

B.      The Child as Learner

Module 3:     The Classroom (Sunday AM)

A.    Lesson Planning

B.      Classroom Management

Module 4: The Community (Sunday PM)

A.    Church & Household

B.      Catholic Social Teaching

C.    Prayer with Children

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