Catholic Teaching Pathways

Interested in becoming a Catholic teacher?

Christianity and Culture and Catholic Teacher Training

After completing a degree with a major or specialist in Christianity and Culture, many students proceed to take a Bachelor of Education at one of the province’s Faculties of Education. This is known as the consecutive route. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association will accept two full courses or four half courses in relevant religious studies, religious education, or theology as equivalency for Religious Education Part 1.

Learn more about Christianity and Culture and Catholic education courses.

Concurrent Education – CTEP: Religious Education

Note: In Fall 2013, in response to changes in policy by the provincial government, the University of Toronto decided to close admissions to the CTEP program. May 2014 was the deadline for the final round of admissions into this program at St Michael’s. Entry into CTEP will discontinue thereafter. Nevertheless, through the Christianity and Culture program, St Michael’s will maintain its long-standing commitment to preparing teachers for Catholic schools (something which was part of the program before, and indeed gave rise to, CTEP).

Learn more about the Concurrent Religious Education Program

Minor in Christianity and Education

A program for students who wish to explore Christian education without a formal commitment to becoming teachers of Religious Education in Catholic Schools. This program is an ideal “extra” for someone aspiring to teach, e.g., French and English, or Chemistry and Biology, in a Catholic high school.

Learn more about the Minor in Christianity and Education program.

You do not have to be a St Michael’s College student to enrol in St. Michael’s College programs; the programs are open to all students in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.

Graduate Studies in Theology at the Faculty of Theology

For information on graduate studies in theology at St Michael’s, see the Faculty of Theology.

Youth Ministry at St Mike’s Continuing Education

Learn more about Continuing Education courses leading to youth ministry qualifications, and other credit and non-credit options.