CATECHETICS

FULFILL YOUR VOCATION TO TRANSMIT THE CATHOLIC FAITH

By graduating with a minor in Catechetics, you’ll be able to fulfill the words of Pope Saint John Paul II in his Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi Tradendae: “Every catechist should be able to apply to himself the mysterious words of Jesus: ‘My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.'”

Skills You will Gain

1. Theological knowledge: Discover the nature of catechesis, that rich tradition of forming Christian disciples in our Holy Catholic Faith throughout the ages. Beginning with the early Church Fathers and continuing to our own time, you’ll explore the dynamic relationship between catechesis, evangelization and conversion.

2. Apologetics: Become empowered to reflect more deeply upon fundamental Catholic theological areas of study such as God, Creation, the Fall, Redemption, Anthropology, Morality, and Eschatology. Learn to defend your Faith and give a powerful account of the truths of Jesus Christ in the midst of an unbelieving, and at times, hostile audience. Live out Pope Saint John Paul's call in his apostolic constitution, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, to ardently search for and communicate truth.

3. Education techniques: Learn the basic elements involved in the art and science of teaching. You’ll investigate the sociological, historical and philosophical foundations of education with a focus on the key elements informing American, classical and Catholic education. You’ll benefit from practical advice on curriculum planning, evaluation procedures, classroom management, educational standards and school organization.

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Adam Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology

Email:

rev.romanus.cessario@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7935

Office:

Henkels 3026

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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

gerald.boersma@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7910

Office:

Henkels 3003

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Chair of the Theology Department; Fr. Matthew L. Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology; Professor of Theology & Humanities

Email:

michael.dauphinais@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2538

Office:

Henkels 3005

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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

robert.garrity@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2424

Office:

Henkels 2068

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Assistant Professor of Theology

Email:

danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu

Phone:

239-304-7934

Office:

Henkels 3029

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Professor of Theology

Email:

steven.long@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1664

Office:

Henkels 3007

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Adjunct Instructor of Theology

Email:

fr.joseph.lugalambi@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2519

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Max Seckler Chair of Theology

Email:

fr.guy.mansini@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2594

Office:

Henkels 3009

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Constance Schifflin Blum Chair of Mariology

Email:

mark.miravalle@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7902

Office:

Canizaro Library 363

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Provost; Professor of Theology

Email:

roger.nutt@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1603

Office:

Henkels 3056

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

Email:

thomas.vanwart@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7825

Office:

Henkels 3008

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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

jeffrey.walkey@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7363

Office:

Henkels 3004

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Required Courses for the Minor in Catechetics

EDUC 201 Educational Foundations

PSYC 301 Human Development and Learning or PSYC 302/EDUC 302 Educational Psychology

THEO 250 Foundations of Catechesis

THEO 350 Catechesis in the Church

Theology Elective in Apologetics (for example, THEO 370 C.S. Lewis: Theological Apologetics)

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