Master of Arts in Religious Education (thesis track)

The Master of Arts in Religious Education (36 units, thesis track) is designed for students who desire to pursue more advanced research in religious education through the development of a thesis. Acceptance into the thesis track is determined after the first summer, upon the evaluation of their written work. This program is especially suited to teachers in higher education, those who plan on doing doctoral studies, or those who would like to produce thesis-length catechetical materials.

 
FIRST YEAR 
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 9 units
RE 201: Teaching Doctrine
RE 202: Teaching Christology
RE 203: Catechetical Lesson Planning

SECOND YEAR
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 9 units
RE 204: Teaching Fundamental Moral Theology
RE 205: Teaching Special Topics in Moral Theology
RE 206: Constructing Syllabi/Curricula
 
THIRD YEAR
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 9 units
RE 207: Teaching Ecclesiology
RE 208: Teaching Worship and Spirituality
RE 209: Designing Catechetical Materials
 
FOURTH YEAR
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 3 units
RE 210: Doctrine, Morals, and Worship: A Synthesis
RE COMPRE 200: Comprehensive Exams
 
After completing coursework, students must pass the written and oral comprehensive examinations. In order to proceed to thesis writing, students must develop and defend a thesis proposal with the help of a mentor.
 
THESIS AND ORAL DEFENSE 6 units
RE 300A Thesis Writing I
RE 300B Thesis Writing II