Certification for Director and Coordinator Roles

Overview

There are two levels of certification described below:

 

1) Director-level certification is currently granted for the Director of Religious Education (DRE) and Pastoral Associate (PA) ministerial positions.

2) Coordinator-level certification is granted for the Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE), Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation (CAFF), and Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM) roles. 

Director-Level Certification Requirements

The following document summarizes the requirements for certification as a DRE or PA:

 

For students who are pursuing director-level certification, these two documents highlight important aspects of formation needed for a DRE or PA:

LEM Self-Assessment:  Complete this assessment at the start of the second year of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program.

LEM Personal Growth Plan:  Complete this plan at the start of the second year of the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program.

Director-Level Ministerial Practicum Requirements

The description, requirements, and forms for the supervised Ministerial Practicum are shown below:

Requirements

Supervisor Role and Responsibilities

Basic Site Information

Learning Plan

Student Evaluation

Final Evaluation

Director-Level Renewal of Certification

The following document includes both the requirements and the application for renewal of director-level certification:

For more information about director-level certification, please contact Bob Alexander at 847-837-4553 or balexander@usml.edu.

Coordinator-Level Certification Requirements

The following documents summarize the requirements for certification as a CRE, CAFF,or CYM:

For students who are pursuing certification, these two documents highlight important aspects of formation needed for a CRE, CAFF, or CYM:

Self-Assessment:  Complete this assessment at the start of the final year of the Catechetical Coordinator Program.

Personal Growth Plan:  Complete this plan at the start of the final year of the Catechetical Coordinator Program.

Coordinator-Level Ministerial Practicum Requirements

The description, requirements, and forms for the supervised Ministerial Practicum are shown below:

Requirements

Supervisor Role and Responsibilities

Basic Site Information

Learning Plan

Student Evaluation

Final Evaluation

Coordinator-Level Renewal of Certification

The following document includes both the requirements and the application for renewal of coordinator-level certification:

For more information about coordinator-level certification, please contact Michelle Shaffer at 847-970-4926 or mshaffer@usml.edu.

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