This is a comprehensive plan offering the catechetical and philosophical topics essential to leadership in parish catechetical programs. This plan also covers essential administrative skills, including recruitment and training of catechists, planning and evaluation of curriculum and programs, and managing pastoral and parental relationships. In addition, topics such as evangelization and its link to catechesis, as well as catechetical program organization and assessment will be treated.
Since this track does not present the doctrinal foundation of Catholic teaching grounded in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the candidate for this track is expected to pass a significant assessment on the moral and doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church before completion of the PCL track. This certification, offered through the St. John Bosco Conference for Catechists and Religious Educators, meets or exceeds the standards for the National Profile of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education set by the National Conference of Catechetical Leadership.