Saint Patrick Adds Dominican University to Dual Credit Program


Aidan Lewis '21, News Editor

Saint Patrick High School is pleased to announce its partnership with Dominican University and new course, Foundations of Education. The Dual Credit course, offered through the university, introduces students to the field of teaching through classroom and field experiences while also providing students with the opportunity to earn college credit.

“Our Founder’s life’s work and mission was to establish schoolsfor young people and to train his Brothers to be quality educators in the Faith,” said Saint Patrick Director of Curriculum and the International Studies Program, Christopher Perez ’91. “As a Lasallian school, it is exciting to partner with Dominican University to be able to provide an opportunity through which our young men can begin to consider the possibility of becoming teachers in the spirit and heritage of De La Salle.”

Dominican is the fourth university Saint Patrick has partnered with for the Dual Credit program. The other three universities are Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Lewis University and Loyola University Chicago. Saint Patrick now offers 18 dual credit courses and 56 college credit hours to their students. All dual credit courses at Saint Patrick are taught either by a teacher with a Master’s Degree in the subject area or a university professor.

Saint Patrick’s commitment to preparing young men for success in college and beyond through college courses helps the average student save $24,000 in college tuition. In addition to Foundations of Education, Saint Patrick is offering three new Dual Credit courses in the 2020-2021 school year: Thinking Theologically, Beginning Newswriting, and Introduction to Music.

For more information about College Credit Opportunities at Saint Patrick, click here or contact Mr. Perez at [email protected]