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Online courses range between four and eight weeks long, with most being six weeks in length. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums, and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates.

  • Space is limited! The capacity of courses is 20 students
  • Register early to guarantee enrollment
  • Access to courses begins on the session start date
  • View the STEP Comprehensive Calendar of Courses.

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Current Partners

Members of partner dioceses can find registration information here

Upcoming Courses

Title Contact Hours Price Next Session Register
Faith and Science: The Catholic Approach 30 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Foundations of Catholic Belief Summer Session 35 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Liturgical Theology 30 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Teaching 21st Century Skills in Catholic Schools 21 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Teaching Religion in Catholic Schools: Designing for Learning and Encounter with Christ 35 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
The Body and Beyond: Human Sexuality for Young People from a Catholic Perspective 21 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register

All Courses

Catholic Doctrine

Title Contact Hours Price Next Session Register
Christian Doctrine for Catechists I 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Christian Doctrine for Catechists II 35 $99 Jan 06, 2025
Christian Doctrine for Catechists III 35 $99 Apr 28, 2025
Ecclesiology 30 $99 Jan 06, 2025
El Camino de la Fe: Introducción a la Doctrina Católica 35 $50 Aug 26, 2024
El Credo: un encuentro con Dios Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo 30 $50 Aug 26, 2024
Encarnación, Pasión y Discipulado: Peregrinajes con la Samaritana 30 $50 Aug 26, 2024
Eucaristía 35 $50
Foundations of Catholic Belief 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Foundations of Catholic Belief Summer Session 35 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
In God's Image: The Mystery of Creation 30 $99 Feb 24, 2025
Jesus Christ: Yesterday and Today 30 $99 Aug 26, 2024
La Creación: Don de Dios 30 $50
Mariología: María en la Fe Católica 30 $50
Mary as Mother: A Symbol of Life and Hope for Christians 30 $99 Apr 28, 2025
Mary in the Catholic Tradition 25 $99
Revelación Divina y Fe: El Dinamismo de un Encuentro Amoroso 35 $50 Apr 29, 2024
The Creed 30 $99 Aug 26, 2024
The Doctrine of Salvation in Jesus Christ 25 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Theology of the Body 30 $99 Oct 21, 2024

Christian Life

Title Contact Hours Price Next Session Register
Catholic Social Teaching 30 $99 Oct 21, 2024
Faith and Science: Origins and Belief 30 $99 Feb 24, 2025
Faith and Science: The Catholic Approach 30 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Introduction to Philosophy 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
La Enseñanza Social Católica 35 $50 Jan 08, 2024
La Iglesia Intercultural: Fundación Teológica y Práctica Pastoral 30 $50 Jan 08, 2024
Ministerio Hispano: Actualidades y Posibilidades 30 $50 Oct 23, 2023
Nuestra Vida en Cristo: Introducción a la Teología Moral 30 $50 Apr 29, 2024
On Christian Marriage 30 $99 Aug 26, 2024
On Prayer 25 $99 Feb 24, 2025
Oración y Espiritualidad Cristiana 30 $50
Pro-Life Ethics in a Throwaway Culture 35 $99 Jan 06, 2025
Teaching 21st Century Skills in Catholic Schools 21 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Teaching Religion in Catholic Schools: Designing for Learning and Encounter with Christ 35 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
The Art of Catechesis 35 $99 Oct 21, 2024
The Body and Beyond: Human Sexuality for Young People from a Catholic Perspective 21 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
The Body and Beyond: Human Sexuality for Young People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from a Catholic Perspective 21 $99 Aug 26, 2024
The Christian Conscience and Ethical Dilemmas: Guidance from the Catholic Tradition 35 $99 Oct 21, 2024
The Human Animal: Origin, Beginnings and Dignity 30 $99 Oct 21, 2024
The Intercultural Church: Theological Foundations and Pastoral Practices 25 $99 Jan 06, 2025
Under Caesar's Sword: Christians in Response to Persecution 30 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Youth Ministry 30 $99 Feb 24, 2025

Church History

Title Contact Hours Price Next Session Register
American Catholicism Since Vatican II: The Challenges of Change 30 $99 Oct 21, 2024
History of Christianity: The Early Middle Ages 30 $99 Oct 21, 2024
History of Christianity: The First Five Centuries 30 $99 Aug 26, 2024
History of Christianity: The High and Late Middle Ages 30 $99 Jan 06, 2025
Patrística 35 $50 Aug 26, 2024
Patristics 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
The American Catholic Experience 35 $99 Jan 06, 2025
The Reformation 30 $99 Feb 24, 2025

Liturgy

Title Contact Hours Price Next Session Register
Introduction to Sacramental Theology 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Liturgical Music: A Historical, Musical, and Pastoral Survey 30 $99 Apr 28, 2025
Liturgical Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours 30 $99 Jan 06, 2025
Liturgical Theology 30 $99 Jun 10, 2024 Register
Sacramentos y Liturgia 30 $50 Apr 29, 2024
The Liturgical Year: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter? 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
The RCIA: Can We Get the Rite Right? 25 $99 Aug 26, 2024
The Theology of the Mass 35 $99 Oct 21, 2024

Scripture

Title Contact Hours Price Next Session Register
Apocalypse Then - Apocalypse Now: Reading the Book of Revelation 25 $99 Oct 21, 2024
A Preface to the Study of Scripture 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
El Misterio del Mal y del Amor que lo supera 30 $50
Introducción al Antiguo Testamento 35 $50 Aug 26, 2024
Introducción a las Cartas de San Pablo 35 $50
Introducción a los Cuatro Evangelios 30 $50
Introduction to the New Testament 35 $99 Oct 21, 2024
Introduction to the Old Testament I 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Introduction to the Old Testament II 35 $99 Aug 26, 2024
Las Sagradas Escrituras 35 $50 Aug 26, 2024
The Gospel of John 35 $99 Oct 21, 2024
The Letters of St. Paul 55 $99 Jan 06, 2025
The Synoptic Gospels 25 $99 Aug 26, 2024