Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Ignatian Pedagogy Certificate

The Ignatian Pedagogy (IP) Certificate program is comprised of seminars, discussions and related activities - designed by Loyola educators for Loyola educators - to learn about Ignatian values and pedagogical approaches. Participants will deepen their knowledge, skills, and ability to integrate Ignatian Pedagogy into their teaching and work, while building community with a cohort of colleagues.

Seminar Topics include: history and philosophy of Jesuit education and Ignatian Pedagogy; Ignatian Pedagogy’s intersection with anti-oppressive, feminist, and sustainable teaching approaches; applications of IP to teaching and educational activities in and out of the classroom.

Skill development will include applying aspects of IP to work and teaching, reflecting on your learning about IP individually and in community, and developing ways to continue to enhance your learning about IP.

Participant Requirements: To successfully complete the program, participants will:

  • attend an orientation gathering in the September and closing gathering in May
  • review readings and videos about IP in preparation for each seminar
  • attend (6) 90-minute seminars, (3 in Fall; 3 in Spring) 
    • ~ 1 Tuesday per month, 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • maintain a journal to document reflections on each seminar and accumulating knowledge and skills
  • complete two cumulative reflective summaries, one for each semester

Seminars and gatherings will be offered on Zoom to accommodate participants across all LUC’s campuses. Recordings of Seminars may be available to those who cannot attend.

2023-2024 Orientation and Seminar Dates: 

All programming takes place on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

  • September 12th: In-Person Cohort Orientation
  • September 26th: Introduction to Ignatian Pedagogy
  • October 17th: Ignatian Pedagogy and Related Pedagogical Theory: Anti-racist pedagogy
  • November 14th: Ignatian Pedagogy and Related Pedagogical Theory: Feminist Pedagogy & Environmentalism
  • January 23rd: Applying IP theme, “Contemplatives in Action,” to Classroom Strategies
  • February 27th: Applying IP theme, “Accompaniment,” to Classroom Strategies 
  • March 26th: Applying IP theme,Cura Personalis,” to Classroom Strategies 

We are no longer accepting registration for the 2023-2024 cohort, but all seminars listed above are open to both participants and non-participants of the certificate program. Register for one or more Ignatian Pedagogy seminars with this short form!

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