Signum fidei Catholic Life and Mission Program

The Signum Fidei Catholic Life and Mission Program is a non-award Program consisting of three Modules. The Program is designed for students studying Initial Teacher Education degrees aiming to become an Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teacher in a Catholic setting, Religious Education teacher and for those pre-service teacher students wanting to be formed and skilled in ministry.

The Signum Fidei Catholic Life and Mission Program is a practical initiative of the La Salle Academy for Faith Formation and Religious Education, to provide meaningful opportunities that will complement the academic Initial Teacher Education programs of the University and play a primary role in the formation of critical thought and a viable faith for young adults. The Signum Fidei Catholic Life and Mission Program is an optional non-award program open to all Initial Teacher Education pre-service teachers and is comprised of three components: Participation, Formation, and Mission.

The components will offer a formation program and incorporate a range of broader Church experiences that allow for student participation.

At an employment level, successful completion of the Signum Fidei Catholic Life and Mission Program in conjunction with a pre-service teaching degree will enhance Catholic school employment opportunities. The program can provide a discriminator for Catholic employers in choosing people of faith to take up teaching positions, in addition to completing Religious Education Accreditation requirements.

Program Outline

Students will receive a Statement of Completion (Certificate) upon completion of each module.

  • Catholic Life and Practice (Statement of Participation)
  • Faith Formation and Ministry in Catholic Schools (Statement of Formation)
  • Youth Mission Experience (Statement of Mission)

Who for?

  • Pre-service Catholic Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teachers: students studying to become Primary or Secondary Teachers in a Catholic School setting
  • Pre-service Religious Education Teachers: students studying to become Religious Education Teachers

Getting Involved

For students who meet the aforementioned requirements, visit your Campus Pastoral Associate to find out more and to register your interest in the Signum Fidei Catholic Life and Mission program on your Campus.


Patricia McCarthy
Signum Fidei National Coordinator

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