Master in Religious Education (Non Thesis)

The Master in Religious Education (45 units, non-thesis track) is designed for students who would like to develop their pastoral skills for effective catechetical and religion teaching through additional practicum-oriented course work, and a capstone project that showcases their personal teaching philosophy and sample work.

FIRST YEAR
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 9 units
RE 201: Teaching Doctrine
RE 202: Teaching Christology
RE 203: Catechetical Lesson Planning
FIRST SEMESTER (AUG-DEC) 3 units
RE 213: Readings in Doctrine*
 
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
FIRST SEMESTER (AUG-DEC) 3 units
RE 214: Readings in Moral Theology*
 
THIRD YEAR
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 9 units
RE 207: Teaching Ecclesiology
RE 208: Teaching Worship and Spirituality
RE 209: Designing Catechetical Materials
FIRST SEMESTER (AUG-DEC) 3 units
RE 215: Readings in Worship and Spirituality*
 
FOURTH YEAR
SUMMER (APRIL-MAY) 9 units
RE 210: Doctrine, Morals, and Worship: A Synthesis
RE 211: Contemporary Topics
RE 212: Capstone Project
RE COMPRE 200: Comprehensive Exams
 
*The first semester reading courses combine online learning and face-to-face sessions on select Saturdays of the semester.
 
After completing coursework, students must pass the written and oral comprehensive examinations, and present their capstone projects.