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Adult, Family and Community Concentration

MA in Religious Education

seminar - Religious Education

36 Credits | On Campus

Some courses may be taken online.

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The MA in Religious Education with a concentration in Adult, Family, and Community religious education strives to provide students with a broad and inclusive vision of religious education, and a foundation for encouraging a religious education consciousness, that is, an outlook and practice (a habitus) of lifelong and life wide religious learning.

The concentration meets the needs of those serving or preparing to serve as Directors of Religious Education (DREs) or Parish Catechetical Leaders, and others who work or who are preparing to work with children, parents, and teachers in school, parish, and home settings. It also serves students preparing for educational ministry with adults in parishes, dioceses, retreat houses, and spiritual life centers.

Curriculum Requirements Include:

Common Religious Education Core

3 courses, 9 credits from:

  • REGR 6102 Foundations of Religious Education
  • REGR 6140 Curriculum and Religious Education
  • REGR 6120 Education for Peace and Justice

Concentration Core

3 courses, 9 credits from:

  • REGR 6188 Religious Education and Human Development or REGR 6202 Youth and Youth Adults
  • REGR 6580 Adult Learning and Development
  • REGR 6182 Community, Family and Religious Education

Religious Education Electives

2 courses, 6 credits from:

  • REGR 6130 Theological Issues: Religious Education and Ministry
  • REGR 6180 The Religious and Educational Development of Children
  • PCGR 6310 Human Growth and Development
  • REGR 7230 Special Issues in Religious Education
  • REGR 6220 Ministry and Leadership
  • REGR 6143 Imagination, Ministry, and Religious Education
  • REGR 6170 Spirituality and the Arts
  • REGR 6171 Arts in Religion and Education
  • REGR 6125 Moral Education and Development
  • REGR 6202 Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Religious Studies Requirements

4 courses, 12 credits from:

  • One course in Old Testament
  • One course in New Testament
  • Two courses in Religious Studies (courses to be taken in the areas of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Pastoral Studies/Ministry, and Spirituality)

Major Paper (required)

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