The Catechetical Institute at STS provides the required courses for the certification program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Office for Catechetical Formation. This program is suited for parish catechists and Catholic elementary school teachers (who are required to seek the certification in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia). It is also provided for those who simply want to grow in their faith. Cost is $60 per course effective January 1, 2019. Courses are offered four times per year online -- in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.
We have upgraded our programming and thus, have changed our format for our Catechetical Institute courses. We will now be using GOOGLE CLASSROOM for our new format starting with the November 2018 courses. We feel that this upgrade will be a great benefit to you in your online learning experience!
In order to access GOOGLE CLASSROOM, you will need to sign up for a Gmail account. If you already have a Gmail account, you are all set and can feel free to use that account.
Signing up for Gmail account is free and easy! It will allow you to use many of the other applications as well as GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Please watch this video to learn how to sign up for your new account. Follow these steps and you will be ready with your Google account to start the class!
WATCH Video: HOW TO SET UP A GMAIL ACCOUNT
(Unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in the course without a Gmail account. Please contact the office at email@example.com/610-785-6287 if there is a problem obtaining one.)
REGISTRATION for the NEW online Philosophy series is still open: Philosophy and the Catholic Mind.
Philosophy and the Catholic Mind will count as a core course. However, please to be sure to read the description before registering as it is a different format. Registration link is below at the bottom of this page. Please click on REGISTRATION pic to sign up and make payment.
The 8 Core Courses online are cycled as follows:
Follow these Registration Steps When Registration is OPEN:
1. Click on "REGISTRATION for CATECHETICAL INSTITUTE" pic below
2. Choose your course(s) and "Add" them to your Shopping Bag.
3. Complete Registration Process and agree to the payment terms.
4. Click "Submit Order" to complete your Registration.
If you are registered for one of the courses online, you will receive an email with the class code and other relevant information on the day the course begins.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if you do not receive your email about your course. You may also call 610-785-6287 and speak with Sharon Presta.
PLEASE NOTE: IF A THIRD PARTY IS PAYING FOR YOUR COURSE, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ON YOUR BEHALF BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE CLASS. IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE PARISH FINANCE OFFICE OR SCHOOL FINANCE OFFICE THAT PAYMENT IS DUE.
Courses are nonrefundable.
NOTE: Effective January 1, 2019, the Catechetical Institute course price will change from $50.00 per course to $60.00 per course. We appreciate your understanding and continued support as we update and add changes to our programs.