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Generalist Concentration

MA in Religious Education

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36 Credits | On Campus

Some coursework may be completed online.

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Most religious educators and pastoral ministers are pastoral generalists. While they may have particular areas of responsibility (such as overseeing parish programs for the religious education of children and youth, or running a campus ministry service and social ministry program), they interact with people in a wide array of situations and are called upon to be pastoral care givers, catechetical leaders, spiritual guides, prayer leaders, and to minister to people in a variety of other ways.

The MA in Religious Education - Generalist concentration provides students with an opportunity to take a range of courses in religious education and pastoral ministry. Students develop a foundational understanding of educating in faith and the various ministries of the church.

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
  • REGR 6202 Youth and Youth Adult Ministry
  • REGR 6580 Adult Learning and Development
  • PCGR 6310 Human Growth and Development
  • REGR 6182 Community, Family and Religious Education
  • REGR 7230 Special Issues in Religious Education
  • REGR 6220 Parish Education: Ministry and Leadership
  • REGR 6180 The Religious and Educational Development of Children

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

Religious Studies Requirements

4 courses, 12 credits from:

  • 1 course in Old Testament
  • 1 course in New Testament
  • 2 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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