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ELEMENTARY RELIGION TEACHER

Total credit hours: 15

The Elementary Religion Teacher Certificate is offered in collaboration with the Department of Education. It is designed for Early Childhood and Middle Childhood Education majors who wish to teach religion in the Toledo Diocesan Catholic Elementary Schools.

Students who successfully complete the designated courses listed below and who complete the Diocesan Orientation Program will be certified to teach religion in the Diocese.

In most cases this program will only add one additional course to a student’s program.

THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament or
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 265 Christian Ethics
EDE 350* Early Childhood Methods and Field Experience II or
EDM 351 – 356* Middle Childhood Methods and Field Experience II

*Field experience required

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL RELIGION TEACHER

Total credit hours: 48

The High School Religion Teacher Certificate is offered in collaboration with the Department of Education. It may be earned by Adolescence to Young Adult (AYA) education majors, theological studies majors, or by individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree.

This certificate program is designed to prepare students with content knowledge in theological studies and the educational skills necessary to be successful religion teachers on the high school level.

Theological studies or education majors wishing to earn the certificate need to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree for their major and include the following courses in their program.

THS 211 History of Christianity: Origins to the Renaissance
THS 212 History of Christianity: Reformation to the Present
THS 218 Celebrating the Sacraments
THS 220 Introduction to the Old Testament
THS 221 Introduction to the New Testament
THS 235 Survey of Catholic Belief
THS 244 Great Religions of the East or
THS 246 Great Religions of the West
THS 265 Christian Ethics
THS 312 Jesus, the Christ
THS 435 Peace, Justice, and Forgiveness
EDA 210** Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults
EDA 235** Curriculum & Instruction for AYA
EDA 355* Religious Studies Methods and Field Exp.
4-week field placement
EDU 250** Educational Psychology
EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education
EDU 319* Classroom Manag. And Behav. Issues

 

*Field Experience required

**Clinical Experience required