The religious education department offers courses designed to equip persons for effective leadership in educational and pastoral ministries. The scriptural, theological, and educational foundations, as well as the practical implementation, of religious education programs in various faith traditions are emphasized. Professional leadership, effective organizational management, and the dynamics of faith development and spiritual formation are central concerns of this area of theological study.
Note the following abbreviations: PR = prerequisite; CR = corequisite; PR/CR = either a prerequisite or a corequisite. Corequisites may be taken either at the same time as or before the course listed. Prerequisites and corequisites may be waived only with the permission of the Dean and the instructor.
RE601 Foundations of Religious Education
A consideration of the biblical, theological, psychological, and spiritual foundations and current fundamental issues in religious education. PR/CR = TH601.
RE605 Teaching and Curriculum in Religious Education
An examination of the theory and practice of varied teaching and learning styles, current issues in curriculum and pedagogy, and skills for curriculum design and assessment. PR/CR = TH601.