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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 250  General Teaching Methods and Field Experience I
EDA 235**  Curriculum & Instruction for Adolescents & Young Adults
EDA 355* Religious Education Methods and Field Experiences
EDU 250**  Educational Psychology
EDU 216   Multicultural & Social Issues in Education
EDU 319* Classroom Management for Middle Childhood and Adolescence to Young Adult

*Field Experience required

**Clinical Experience required