Cynthia Stalcup

Cynthia Stalcup
Ashburn, VA

Flexibility of asynchronous online education made this degree possible

Cindy Stalcup has completed the MA in Theology and Educational Ministry program at Catholic Distance University.

Cindy has worked in the field of Catholic Religious Education, either as a volunteer or professionally, since her early teen years. Her enthusiasm for this field eventually led her to pursue an MA degree in Theology and Educational Ministry at Catholic Distance University (CDU). The flexibility of asynchronous online education coupled with CDU's academically accomplished faculty presented the opportunity to achieve this goal despite a busy family life, a part-time job, and multiple volunteer positions.

Cindy completed her degree with a 4.1 GPA. As a participant in CDU's pilot practicum program, a requirement for the degree, she developed a four-part program to enhance an established grade-level curriculum. She continues to use this learning experience to expand her own classroom instruction in terms of content, delivery, and technological methodology. 

"My experience at CDU has provided rich rewards in the catechetical classroom. Not only have courses expanded knowledge of the faith, but my on-line learning experience has encouraged me to re-formulate my instructional methods."