Catholic Core Program

Strengthen your personal faith understanding by starting with our core programming.
Credits can later be applied to a Graduate Certificate or Master’s Degree, based on eligibility requirements.

 

NEW! Teachers from CISVA and Congregational schools within the Archdiocese of Vancouver are eligible for the Archbishop’s Scholarship for Leadership which will reimburse successful applicants their tuition fees upon completion of the Catholic Core courses.

Registration Instructions

Applicants to the Archbishop's Scholarship can begin their St. Mark's College registration before or after applying to the CISVA for a scholarship. After filling out the form linked below, St. Mark's College will create your student profile and will contact you to complete the registration process. Begin my registration for Catholic Core courses.

 

 

Catholic Core Courses (9 credits)

THEO 501: Foundations of Theology (3 credits)

The course examines the nature of theology. It looks at revelation (Scripture and Tradition), spirituality, liturgy, philosophy including the role of faith and reason, and the human sciences. It reviews the major periods of history of the church and the role of the teaching of ce (Magisterium). It examines the importance of theology for the church and considers aspects of moral and pastoral concern.

THEO 530: Christian Morality (3 credits)

This course will introduce students to the sources, development, and history of moral theology using scriptural, patristic, theological, and magisterial sources. Particular attention will be given to the “foundational” moral theology of the Catholic tradition and the call of the Second Vatican Council for the renewal of this discipline by a return to its sources and an integration of moral studies with other areas of theology.

SCRI 505: Introduction to Scripture (3 credits)

This course is a basic introduction to Scripture for graduate students without previous background in Scripture. The course covers both the Old and New Testaments in their own contexts, thematic parallels between them, and gives attention to how the Catholic intellectual tradition engages these textual traditions.

NEW program pathways!

Credits earned at one level can fulfill the requirements of a higher level program.

Core Program (9 credits) - Strengthen your personal faith understanding by starting with our core programming. Credits can later be applied to a Graduate Certificiate of Master's Degree, based on eligibility requirements

Graduate Certificate Program (15 credits) - Benefit from sound theological instruction complemented by leadership formation. Option to apply to Saint Mark's Master in Catholic Leadership program (specialization: Catholic Educational Leadership)

Graduate Diploma (24 credits) - Specialize your concentration and continue to earn credits that can fulfill requirements for a Master's degree.

Master's Degree Program (39-42 credits) - Enhance your teaching or administration career, both professionally and personally.

 

Archbishop's Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education

The Archbishop’s Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education has been set up by the Archdiocese and CISVA to foster the pursuit of Catholic higher education for teachers within CISVA schools who have demonstrated or have the potential for leadership within CISVA.  The Archbishop’s Scholarship will reimburse successful applicants their tuition fees upon completion of the designated courses.

Working in partnership with St. Mark’s College, the Archdiocese and CISVA have organized offering the Catholic Core courses that are eligible for the Archbishop’s Scholarship.

APPLY NOW! CISVA website: Scholarship application and FAQs

 

 

Questions? Email Dr. Lynda Robitaille, Dean of Theology

We look forward to seeing you at St. Mark's College