This course will be of particular interest to Catholics seeking the renewal of Catholic liberal arts education, or wanting to learn more about the Catholic tradition of classical education. The course will also be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about how seminal thinkers like Augustine and Aquinas have influenced the course of education from the ancient period through the Middle Ages and to our current moment.
Teachers taking this course will also enjoy hearing Dr. Seeley’s insights and passion for education in the recorded conversations with Dr. Christopher Perrin.
Dr. Andrew Seeley is the director of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education and a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College in California. Andrew has an MA in medieval studies from the University of Toronto, an MSL from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, and a PhD in medieval studies from the University of Toronto. Andrew speaks regularly around the nation, advocating for the renewal of Catholic classical education in Catholic schools and parishes.
To obtain a certification credit for this course, simply complete each presentation lesson or discussion in the course (by marking it complete or by taking the quiz) and then also take the certification test at the end of the course. The quizzes are designed to ensure that you have understood the essential content of each presentation, and they can be taken more than once if necessary. The cumulative certification test at the end of the course is given as a pass/fail test and requires that you upload one or more essays demonstrating your understanding of the course. (Please note that essays are simply evaluated by word count.) When you have completed the course, a certificate that you can print or email will become available within “My Courses” (accessible under “Courses” in the main menu when you are signed in as an active subscriber).
We recommend previewing the essay question within the end of course test before starting the course. This will help in guiding your note taking as you progress through the course. Please allow approximately 2 weeks for essay submissions to be reviewed.
By taking the course for certification credit, you also will be on your way to obtaining a Level 3 certification.