The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will offer a new academic program, the Master of Catechesis (M.Cat.), beginning this summer with classes both on-site and online, according to the University’s website.
The Master in Catechesis program was “designed with Pope Francis’s call to the New Evangelization in mind.” The University reports:
“Pope Francis challenges us to communicate the love of Jesus Christ in more compelling ways and the Master of Catechesis helps to answer this call,” said Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the school. “Our degree focuses on a clear grasp of Catholic theology and the tools needed to be an effective catechist.”
Courses in the M.Cat. program will follow an interdisciplinary approach drawing upon theology, scripture, spirituality, the history of catechetics, and psychology within the context of contemporary culture. The goal of the program is to prepare candidates for work in various Church positions, including religious education or catechetical leadership at the diocesan level.
The first online summer semester will take place May 27 to July 25. The deadline for applications is April 1 and all students who enroll in the first semester will receive a 50 percent tuition discount. For more information, go to trs.cua.edu/academic/grad/religioused/mcat.cfm, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-319-5683.
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