Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

About the Certificate Program
The Certificate in Scripture Studies is designed for those who desire to extend and deepen their personal knowledge of Sacred Scripture.  It is ideal for people who work or seek to work in catechetics/religious education or for those who lead parish Scripture study groups.
 
How to Apply
Each prospective student must submit a completed application; official transcripts; two letters of reference; and an autobiographical sketch, including reasons for wanting to participate in the certificate program. After submitting these materials, the applicant should schedule an interview with the associate dean.
 
For more information, send an e-mail to theology@shu.edu or call (973) 761-9633. 

Curriculum
Students must select one of two tracks: I.  Scripture or II.  Bible Teaching.

I.  Scripture
Students must complete nine credits in:

  • BIBL 6201 Pentateuch
  • BIBL 6501 Synoptic Gospels
  • BIBL 6505 Pauline Literature

Students must also:

  • choose nine additional credits, and
  • submit a final paper (approximately 20 pages), which must integrate coursework across the various subjects studied

II. Bible Teaching
Students must complete 12 credits in:

  • BIBL 6201 Pentateuch
  • BIBL 6501 Synoptic Gospels
  • BIBL 6505 Pauline Literature
  • PTHO 6301 Parish as a Learning Community

Students must also:

  • take an additional six credits (BIBL or a combination of BIBL and catechetical courses), and
  • submit a final paper (approximately 20 pages), which must demonstrate Scriptural knowledge with sound catechetical application

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