Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Ignatian Pedagogy Certificate

The Ignatian Pedagogy Certificate program is a year-long series of workshops for Loyola Chicago faculty and staff, designed to touch on each aspect of the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm. Over the course of the certificate program, participants will learn how to enhance and deepen their own pedagogy while becoming versed in the rich 500 year-old tradition of Ignatian pedagogy. 

Participants are expected to attend five seminars: three mandatory sessions during the Fall semester, and two mandatory sessions (selected from a possible four) in the Spring. Seminars will be offered virtually and will be recorded. If you cannot attend the live seminar, you will be able to watch the recording for up to a week following the seminar. Attendance will be recorded by who attends the live seminar OR who watches the recording.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend monthly in-person discusson sections (though an online option is available), as well as cohort meet-and-greets in December and April. This is to help build a community of educators, passionate about Ignatian Pedagogy in their teaching and research. 


Registration for the 2021 Ignatian Pedagogy Certificate Program
is now closed. Please check back in Spring 2022 for information on next semester's programs.


Certificate Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the historical context and value base that undergird the IP Paradigm
  • Call upon a community of colleagues who are knowledgeable about the IP Paradigm to continue engagement with Ignatian Pedagogy in post-Certificate career 
  • Examine and detail how elements of the IP Paradigm can be incorporated into their work and teaching
  • Demonstrate how IP corresponds and interacts with Anti-Racist thinking and practice 
  • Demonstrate how IP corresponds and interacts with student-centered design 
  • Compose or revise a teaching statement which incorporates Ignatian Pedagogy  
  • Design or revise a syllabus that incorporates discipline specific applications of the IP Paradigm 
  • Show, in a final reflection, how their teaching philosophy and practice will be different as a result of what they learned in the program 

Core Requirements

  • Attend an online cohort orientation
  • Attend the three mandatory Fall Introductory Seminars (offered virtually via Zoom)
    • Introduction to Ignatian Pedagogy, lead by Fr. Jose Mesa, S.J.
    • How is Ignatian Pedagogy Anti-Racist and Student Centered?, lead by FCIP staff
    • Teaching Statements as Avenues for Reflection and Contextual Education, lead by FCIP staff
  • Choose any two additional seminars (out of four possible choices) to attend in the Spring semester (offered virtually via Zoom)
    • IP and Facilitating Discussion (FCIP Staff, February 2, 2022)
    • IP in STEM Courses (Kristin Krueger (Department of Anthropology) and Michael Burns (Department of Biology)); March 3, 2022
    • IP in Large Courses (Date and Speaker TBD) 
    • IP and Student Advocacy (Date and Speaker TBD)

  • Attend two in-person meet and greets
    • One in December, one in April
  • Attend 6 monthly in-person discussion sessions OR submit a reflection or forum post after each seminar
    • Held monthly September-April
  • Complete a three part final project:
    • 1-page, or short (less than 5 min) video or audio recording reflection on how their approach to teaching has been transformed 
    • A revised or updated syllabus that has been changed to better incorporate Ignatian Pedagogical principles
    • A revised or new teaching statement

Please check back in Spring 2022 for select dates and registration information for the 2022-2023 Ignatian Pedagogy Program.

If you have questions about the program, do not hesitate to contact us: jnuelle@luc.edu or facultycenter@luc.edu