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ELEMENTARY RELIGION TEACHER

Total credit hours: 15

 

The Elementary Religion Teacher Certificate is offered in collaboration with the Department of Theological Studies. 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.

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

*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 Theological Studies. 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.

The 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 majors wishing to earn the certificate need to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in theological studies and include the following courses in their program:

Department of Theological Studies 

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

Department of Education

EDA 210**     Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults

EDA 235**     Curriculum and Instruction for Adolescents and Young Adults

EDA 355*      Religious Education Methods and Field Experiences

EDA 250       Educational Psychology

EDU 316       Multicultural and Social Issues in Education

EDU 319*     Classroom Management for Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult

*Field Experience required

** Clinical Experience required