TCCBED Certification for PreK-8 Catholic School Teachers of Religion

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To meet the updated TCCBED Guidelines, PreK-8 Teachers of Religion must fulfill “150 clock hours of undergraduate-level coursework appropriately distributed among courses in Catholic doctrine, Sacred Scripture, morality/social justice and sacraments/liturgy…[consisting of] online, non-credit courses offered by an accredited Catholic University.” The following complete series of non-credit online independent study courses offered by CDU meet this criteria.

CDU Series meeting TCCBED Guideline Requirements as approved by the Diocese of Corpus Christi Superintendent of Catholic Schools:

Successful completion of this CDU series of non-credit courses fulfills TCCBED Certification Requirements for PreK-8 Teachers of Religion in Catholic Schools (1/9/14) and Certification in the Diocese of Corpus Christi.

Course Number Course Title CEUs*
THEO N004 Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2
THEO N005 The Profession of Faith 2
THEO N006 The Celebration of Christian Mystery 3
THEO N007 Life in Christ 3
THEO N008 Christian Prayer 2
SCRPT N004 Introduction to Scripture and the Gospel Message 1
SCRPT N113 The Way Catholics Use Scripture: Pope Benedict's Verbum Domini 1
RELED N042 Forming Disciples for Community and Mission: Basic Tasks of Catechesis 1

*1 CEU = 10 clock hours

Online Independent Study Courses

  • View and/or listen to lesson lectures
  • Complete graded assignments [open book – Grade of 75 or higher required to receive credit]
  • Complete course within two months


When an individual successfully completes a course, the student will be invited to download a certificate, confirming completion of the course and the corresponding CEU's/clock hours awarded.

Once a course is completed an individual will print out their certificate and do the following.

  1. Provide one copy to their school principal in order to receive partial reimbursement for the $30 fee.
  2. Provide one copy to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Once all course requirements for certification through CDU are successfully completed, the individual submits the certificates of completion, along with the application for  certification.  (click here) If the individual completed live courses in the St. Paul School of Catechesis, those completion certificates would also accompany the application for certification. Send the application and certificates to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :  (Office of Evangelization and Catechesis  Diocese of Corpus Christi,  620 Lipan St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78403 or by Fax:  361-693-6731 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  The individual must assure that the application is complete. Incomplete applications will be returned to the individual.

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