Masonic Scholar Certification - Certification Requirements


Level One Masonic Scholar Requirements

Eight MEU's are required for certification.

Level 1 requirements are a mechanism to help all participants develop an entry-level interest in the program as well as a basic knowledge of Freemasonry. These requirements serve as the foundation on which you can build a quality personal education program

To provide for a variety of individual interests the eight MEU's will be earned from the following list:
Activity MEU's Maximum MEU's
REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Read and submit an Evaluation Report for three of the Level One books listed below.
1 per book 3
ELECTIVE MEU's:
Read additional books from the Recommended Books List or other Masonic books and submit Evaluation Reports for them
1 per book 5
Attend an Academy of Masonic Knowledge Seminar or a Masonic research meeting, and submit an Evaluation Report ½ MEU per session 2
Present a Masonic Education program to any Masonic Body or to a public gathering. (20 minutes or longer)** 1 for each different presentation 3
Compose a Masonic article, suitable for publication. (1000 words minimum)* 1 for each different article 3


Allen E. Roberts, The Craft and Its Symbols, 1974
Bernard E. Jones, Freemason's Guide and Compendium, 1950,1956
John J. Robinson, A Pilgrims Path, 1993
Joseph Fort Newton, The Builders, 1914
Allen E. Roberts, The Mystic Tie, 1991
Fred L. Pick & G. Norman Knight, The Pocket History of Freemasonry, 1953
William A. Carpenter, The Exemplar, A Guide to a Mason's Actions, 1985
PA Grand Lodge, Handbook of Masonic Education and Tools of the Craft, 1999


*To receive Masonic Education Unit credit for any activity, you are required to submit a written Evaluation Report describing your activity. For presentations and programs, submit a copy of the program text or an outline of it along with the Evaluation Report Cover Sheet. Suggested subjects for level elective reading:
  • General Information about Freemasonry
  • Philosophy of Freemasonry
  • History of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
  • Symbolism and Freemasonry

Level Two Masonic Scholar Requirements

Nine MEU's required for certification

To provide for a variety of individual interests/study for Masonic leaders, the nine MEU's will be earned from the following list:

Activity MEU's Maximum MEU's
REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Read and submit an Evaluation Report for three of the books listed below
1 per book 3
ELECTIVE MEU's:
Read additional books from the Recommended Books List or other Masonic books and submit an Evaluation Report for each
1 per book 4
Attend an Academy of Masonic Knowledge Seminar or a Masonic research meeting and submit an Evaluation Report* ½ MEU per session 2
Present a Masonic Education program to any Masonic Body or to a public gathering. (20 minutes or longer)* 1 per presentation 3
Compose a Masonic article, suitable for publication. (1000 words minimum)* 1 per article 3
You are required to read and submit Evaluation reports for three of the following books for Level Two Certification

Huss, The Master Builders, (3 Volumes - one credit for each volume)
Bullock, Revolutionary Brotherhood
Haggard, The Clergy and the Craft
Roy, Stalwart Builders - G.L. of Mass., 1735-1970
Leaser, Fundamentalism and Freemasonry
Thorn, The Boy Who Cried Wolf
DeHoyas & Morris, Is it True What They Say About Freemasonry?
Welchans, History of Lodge No. 43, F&AM
Johnson, The Beginnings of Freemasonry in America
Coil, Freemasonry Through Six Centuries
Borneman, Early Freemasonry in Pennsylvania
G.L. of England, Grand Lodge of England 1717 - 1967
Smith, Douglas, Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth- Century Russia, Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 1999
Jasper Ridley, The Freemasons

* To receive a Masonic Education Unit for any activity, you are required to submit an Evaluation report describing your activity. For presentations, articles, and programs, submit a copy of the program or article text or an outline of it along with the Evaluation Report Cover Sheet.

Recommended subjects for elective reading:
  • Freemasonry and religion - factual information
  • Freemasonry's response to critics
  • Freemasonry and the world
  • Freemasonry and our nation

Level Three Requirements for Master Masonic Scholar

Ten MEU's required for certification

To provide for a variety of individual interests/study as a dedicated Masonic Scholar the ten MEU's will be earned from the following list:
Activity MEU's Maximum MEU's
REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Read and submit an Evaluation Report for three of the books listed below
1 per book3
REQUIRED OF ALL PARTICIPANTS:
Conduct a Masonic research project and submit a scholarly research paper to the Academy of Masonic Knowledge
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ELECTIVE MEU's:
Read additional books from the Recommended Books List or other Masonic books and submit an Evaluation Report for each book
1 per book4
Attend an Academy of Masonic Knowledge Seminar or a Masonic research meeting and submit an Evaluation Report½ MEU per session1
Present a Masonic Education program to any Masonic Body or to a public gathering. (20 minutes or longer)* 1 per each different presentation3
Compose a Masonic article, suitable for publication. (2000 words minimum)*1 per article3
You are required to read and submit an Evaluation Report for three of the books listed below for Level Three Certification

DiBernardo, Giulano, Freemasonry and Its Image of Man, D.J. Costello, Ltd., Kent, England
Horne, King Solomon's Temple in the Masonic Tradition
Vaughn, The Anti-Masonic Party in the U.S., 1826-1842
Wells, The Rise and Development of Organized Freemasonry
Knoop, Jones & Hamer, The Early Masonic Catechisms
Dumenil, Freemasonry and American Culture
Dyer, William Preston and His Work
Carr, The Collected Prestonian Lectures
Carr, The Early French Exposures
Sachse, Old Masonic Lodges of PA, Moderns and Ancients, 1730 - 1800
Pound, Masonic Addresses and Writings of Roscoe Pound
Jacobs, Margaret, Living the Enlightenment
Bullock, Revolutionary Brotherhood (if not read for Level Two)
Jasper Ridley, The Freemasons (if not read for Level Two)

* To receive Masonic Education Unit(s) for any activity, you are required to submit an Evaluation Report with Cover Sheet describing your activity. For presentations and programs, submit a copy of the program text or an outline of it along with the Evaluation Report Cover Sheet.

Suggested subjects for elective reading:
  • Origin of Freemasonry
  • Historical Masonic theory
  • Influence of Freemasonry on society


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