This is the fun part: deciding what you’re going to be an expert at. How you’re going to supplement your current skillset. What certification is going to set you apart.
Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Studies
The Post-Master’s Certificate in Pastoral Studies helps to prepare students to develop their understanding of themselves and particular areas of service as they deepen their spirituality and earn a further credential. Those who have already earned a 36 CEU credential from the Institute for Ministry or a similar credential may pursue this certificate.
Pursuing a Certificate in Pastoral Studies allows adults to gain specific competencies in the focus area of their choice while earning a credential from an institution with a long-standing reputation for excellence in education and ministerial formation.
The Certificate in Religious Education provides educators with a broad and in-depth exploration of the field. The coursework combines the development of confidence and creativity in working out curricula and gives practice in crafting effective learning processes. Pursuing a Certificate in Religious Education provides individuals with a set of multi-disciplinary perspectives and methodologies to enrich their practice while at the same time earning a credential from an institution with a long-standing reputation for excellence in education and ministerial formation.
Theology and Ministry
The Certificate in Theology and Ministry helps students to understand and apply theology in a practical way to their ministry, enabling them to step out onto the frontier of which Pope Francis speaks. With a grounding in Scripture, foundational theologies, and sacrament, students deepen their own understanding of and relationship t God and are better prepared to serve others in their ministries.
Translation and Interpreting
Our Translation and Interpreting (TRIN) program adds a skill to your repertoire that’s uniquely in-demand in our area. In addition to your certification as a TRIN specialist, you’ll receive training in translation and interpreting in healthcare settings, legal settings, or both. Our students primarily work to increase access to healthcare and legal services, performing interpretation for underprivileged citizens at local health clinics and hospitals or in cases of asylum and undocumented minors. Learn more.