Determining your future involves more than choosing a career. We invite you to join educators whose lives makes a difference, whose vision contributes to new dimensions, and whose commitment focuses on the development of the total child in an atmosphere of faith.
Qualifications for Catholic School Educators:
- Commitment to the educational mission of the Catholic Church
- Public witness of a lifestyle consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church
- Religion certified by the Archdiocese (for teachers of religion)
- Valid state teacher certification
- Missouri Family Care Safety Registry background check
- Ability to support and implement the philosophy of education for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and to contribute to the unique climate of a Catholic school
- Commitment to quality education for youth
"Catholic education sees all knowledge as sacred when human insight is combined with divine revelation in the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty....It is the educator, respecting each learner as created and loved by God with special gifts and needs, who directs the learning process as guide and companion." (Philosophy of Catholic Education Archdiocese of St. Louis)
A principal in a
Catholic school should be a knowledgeable and practicing Catholic. The
principal should also have a thorough understanding of and commitment to the
Catholic philosophy of education and the
Witness Statement for Those Who Service in Catholic
have prior teaching experience. A number of these years should have been
in Catholic education.
expected to hold a current state teaching certificate and have a minimum of a
Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration or a Master’s degree
with at least twenty hours of graduate work in Educational
Leadership/Administration or state certification in Educational
Leadership/Administration. Applicants are also expected to hold an
elementary school religion teacher certificate or religion coordinator
certificate from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.
Missouri Elementary, Middle School and High School Principal certification can
be found at the Missouri DESE website:
forms may be found below.
Director/Coordinator of Religious Education:
Applicants are encouraged to communicate with the contact person if they are interested in applying for the position or if they would like more information about the opening. Applicants who do not have a completed DRE/CRE personnel file in the Education HR Office or have not yet completed a DRE/CRE application are asked to complete the DRE/CRE application and fax or mail it to the Education HR Office per the instructions on the application. The DRE/CRE application is located at https://www.archstl.org/education/applications-and-instructions.
Thank you for expressing interest in a religious education leadership position for a parish/school of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This is a special ministry which requires spiritual, educational and administrative gifts to help the parish fulfill its mission of total Catholic education. The St. Louis Archdiocese offers a rich diversity in the character and organizational structure of its parishes and missions, in the city, county and rural areas. Many of these parishes support a Catholic elementary school as well as a parish school of religion for children from the public school. Many also offer programs for other age-levels and groups, including faith development of adults, youth ministry, pre-school age programs, catechumenate programs, sacramental preparation programs, Liturgy-of-the-Word for Children, Vacation Bible School, etc. Some parishes look for a Director of Religious Education (DRE) to direct some or all of these efforts, and other parishes hire a part-time or full-time Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) to coordinate one or more of these ministries.
Applications and forms may be found below.
Applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience in Catholic education, and be certified (or working toward certification) as a religion coordinator by the Office of Catholic Education and Formation of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Applications and forms
Click on the links below to view each application and instruction.
Director/Coordinator of Religious Education Application