University of Dayton VLCFF Certification Programs

The Office of Formation and Discipleship of the Archdiocese of Atlanta has entered into a relationship with the University of Dayton, a highly respected Catholic university, and the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) to provide an opportunity for certification by enrolling in one of two VLCFF specific programs.

  • Certificate in Catechesis—a program consisting of twelve courses, on two levels, that focuses on a broad base approach to Catholic religious education, suitable for all areas of catechetical formation. The program requires approximately two years to complete. Upon completion of all courses, the student may request a Certificate of Completion from VLCFF that enables the student to apply for Master Catechist Certification from the Archdiocese if all other master catechist level requirements have been met.
  • Certificate in Youth Ministry—a program consisting of eight courses that focuses on Catholic youth ministry. The program is ideal for a catechist interested in a focus on youth or a parish youth minister. The program requires about one and a quarter years to complete. Upon completion of all courses, the student may request a Certificate of Completion from VLCFF that enables the student to apply for Master Catechist Certification from the Archdiocese if all other master catechist level requirements have been met.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta (AoA) is a partner diocese with VLCFF. This affiliation provides a reduced 50% tuition incentive for all students from AoA who enroll in VLCFF courses or programs. To further encourage and support parish leaders to achieve advanced certificate status in Catechesis and Youth Ministry, the Office of Formation & Discipleship offers an additional tuition incentive to further reduce the cost to the student. This additional offer is applicable when a minimum number of students enroll in the Catechesis or Youth Ministry Certificate Programs as an Atlanta cohort.

In addition to the Certificates in Catechesis and Youth Ministry, VLCFF also offers programs in:

For additional information contact Bill Clarke in the Office of Formation and Discipleship at wclarke@archatl.com or (404) 920-7635.

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